Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing you a beautiful New Year in the Western Tradition of Celtic Thunder

Celtic Thunder

Proud and strong men, which we sorely need more of in the west.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR FRIENDS and to to you ISLAMIST and HAMAS supporters: May you eat camel shit and choke to death long and slowly..........

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lying Palestinian mouthpiece, Diana Buttu

Heads-up from "Eye on the World" Blog............

Video: FOX News’ Greg Jarrett cuts off Palestinian mouthpiece Diana Buttu

I can only imagine how hard it was for Jarrett not to call her a liar.

Arab Leaders, Civilians Blame HAMAS for Gaza Violence

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Arab Leaders, Civilians Blame Hamas for Gaza Violence
Israeli City of Beersheba Hit by Gaza Rockets

Alert: The conference call with former UN Amb. Danny Gillerman scheduled for Dec. 31, 2008 has been postponed. Details to follow.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Sallai Meridor MP3 recording (Dec. 30conference call)Israeli Govt. Spokesman Mark Regev transcript and MP3 recording (Dec. 29 conference call)Royalty-free photos Video: Palestinian girl says Hamas responsible for war Videos from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs IDF YouTube Channel Humanitarian Aid into Gaza List of Sderot and Area Contacts Available for Comment
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Sderot home hit by a rocket fired from Gaza
(Yehuda Peretz for The Israel Project)

UPDATE: Iran-backed Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched two rockets at the Israeli city of Beersheba Tuesday (Dec 30). One of the rockets struck a kindergarten. Beersheba - which lies 26 miles (42 km) from Gaza - is the easternmost Israeli city ever hit by Gaza rockets. [1]

As Israel carries out "Operation Cast Lead" to stop Iran-backed Hamas in Gaza from continuing to attack Israeli civilians with thousands of rockets, missiles and mortars, Arab leaders such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have blamed Hamas for the violence in Gaza.

Abbas and Mubarak, among others, said maintaining the truce could have helped the Palestinians avoid the Israeli raids and that Hamas is fully responsible for the situation.
Palestinian Authority Leaders and Gaza Civilians

On Dec. 28, 2008, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Iran-backed Hamas could have avoided the Israeli attacks on Gaza and blamed the group for Israel taking action to stop the attacks by Hamas in Gaza: "We talked to them and we told them 'please, we ask you, do not end the truce. Let the truce continue and not stop' so that we could have avoided what happened." [2] Abbas further stated that the priority was to restore the truce [3]

A Palestinian girl in Gaza whose family members died in Gaza Dec. 28 in an Israeli air attack held Hamas responsible. "I say Hamas is the cause, in the first place, of all wars," the girl told Palestinian TV. [4]

MEDIA SHOW BIZ! A Palestinian journalist in Gaza said members of the Palestinian media are 'directing' civilians to cry and telling them what to say in interviews: "A mother of one of the martyrs stood by the door of the intensive care unit while crying... relatives and those around her were telling her what she should say to the television cameras: 'Say your son [before he died] prayed and went out.' Another tells her: 'Curse the Arab leaders'... The journalists [in the hospitals] are going overboard in their insensitivity and taking advantage of the [difficult] moments, with the explanation that they are showing this to the world. One cameraman told a mourning mother: 'Hit your face, cry, do some action.'" [5]

Abbas also blamed Hamas for disrupting national unity talks that could have paved the way for general and presidential elections. While visiting Cairo to discuss Egyptian and Arab League efforts to put an end to the violence in Gaza, Abbas said: "We have warned of this grave danger." [6]
Nimr Hammad, an advisor to Abbas, said: "The one responsible for the massacre is Hamas […]." He called upon Hamas's leaders to stop carrying out "operations, which reflect recklessness, such as the firing of missiles." [7]
Hafez Al-Barghouthi, editor of the PLO daily al-Hayat al-Jadida criticized Hamas for not prolonging the 'tahdiah' - Arabic for 'calm': "Prolonging the tahdiah was a supreme national interest. Why hasn't [Hamas] prevented the aggression and the massacre? How many times have we written and Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) has declared that these missiles [that Hamas is firing at Israel] as ineffective and contrary to the supreme national interest […]." [8]
Egypt and Jordan

On Dec. 23, 2008, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Both leaders strongly criticized Hamas and held the movement responsible for the current violence in Gaza. The two leaders agreed that the rocket attacks on Israel were a "mistake" and said Hamas was responsible for the ongoing suffering of the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. [9]

A PA official quoted Mubarak: "President Mubarak is very angry with Hamas. The Egyptians see Hamas as a threat to stability in the region." [10]

Egypt, which has taken on the role of mediator between Israel and the Palestinians as well as between Hamas and Abbas' Fatah faction, has been criticized for coordinating with Israel to close the border between Gaza and Egypt. [11] On Dec. 27, Egypt opened the Rafah crossing to receive wounded Palestinians but Hamas called on Egypt to open its border with Gaza forever and for all residents, not just the wounded. [12]

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu al-Gheit said Egypt has warned Hamas that Israel would initiate operations against Hamas unless Hamas stops its Qassam rocket attacks. He added that those who did not heed the warning "should bear the responsibility." He further said Egypt had predicted Israel's response to the attacks "because Hamas did not stop firing rockets into Israel." [13]

Al-Gheit said Hamas was not allowing wounded Palestinians to cross the border into Egypt for treatment: "We are waiting for the wounded Palestinians to cross. They are not being allowed to cross." Asked who was to blame, he refered to Gaza by saying, "Ask the party in control on the ground in Gaza." [14]

Egypt and other Western-allied Sunni Arab states are opposed to the terrorist organizations Hamas and Hizballah, as they see both groups as extensions of Shiite Iran. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned the silence of some Arab countries and said: "Worse than this catastrophe is the encouraging silence of some Arab countries who claim to be Muslim," apparently in a reference to Egypt and Jordan. [15] Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab states recognizing Israel's independence and which have diplomatic relations with it. [16]
Arab nations' summit

ISRAEL AT FAULT. Arab foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in Cairo on Jan. 2, 2009 under the auspices of the Arab League to "formulate the Arab position to deal with Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip," Arab League Chairman Amr Moussa said on Dec. 27, 2008. At the upcoming meeting, "some will call on Egypt and Jordan to cut diplomatic relations with Israel," said Abdel Monem Said Ali of the Cairo-based Al-Ahram Center for Strategic and Political Studies. [17]


[1] staff; Selig, Abe, "Widening range, rockets strike Beersheba kindergarten," The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 30, 2008,; "International call for Gaza truce," BBC News

[2] Shahine, Alaa: "Palestinians could have avoided Gaza raids – Abbas," Reuters, Dec. 28, 2008,

[3] "Abbas blames Hamas for failing to avert violence," Reuters, Dec. 28, 2008,

[4] "A Palestinian girl whose family members were killed yesterday in Gaza," Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin, Dec. 2008,

[5] Ibid.

[6] "Abbas blames Hamas for Gaza bloodshed," The Nation, Dec. 28, 2008,

[7] "PLO and Fatah Officials: Hamas is Responsible for the Deaths of Its People," MEMRI, Dec. 29, 2008,

[8] Ibid.

[9] Abu Toameh, Khaled; Katz, Yaakov, "Abbas: Egypt to push new Gaza truce," The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 24, 2008,

[10] Ibid.

[11] "Across Mideast, thousands protest Israeli assault," The Associated Press, Dec. 28, 2008,

[12] "Egyptian border under pressure as Israeli raids on Gaza continues," Xinhua, Dec. 28, 2008,

[13] "Egypt lays blame on Hamas," iReport, Dec. 28, 2008,

[14] Shahine, Alaa, "Egypt: Hamas denying Gaza wounded treatment in Egypt," Reuters, Dec. 28, 2008,

[15] El-Khodary, Taghreed; Kershner, Isabel, "Israeli Troops Mass Along Border; Arab Anger Rises," The New York Times, Dec. 28, 2008,

[16] Abilov, Shamkhal, "Israel Air Strike Against Gaza and Reaction of Arab World," The Journal of Turkish Weekly, Dec. 29, 2008,

[17] Gazzar, Brenda, "Egypt: Hizbullah declared war on us," The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 28, 2008,

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Sexually tortured and mutilated in the name of Allah

Islamic Terrorists sexually Humiliated and Mutilated guests before killing them in Mumbai - including a pregnant woman!

Disturbing photographs made available to this newspapers by police sources indicate that several of the guests at the Taj Mahal Hotel during the siege November 26 were sexually humiliated by the terrorists and then shot dead.

Click Here for the Mumbai Mirror report:Foreign nationals at the Taj were particular targets of barbaric terrorists who first forced some of the guests to strip, then killed them

Monday, December 29, 2008

Please Call Condoleezza Rice

Please call Condoleezza Rice at 202.647.5291, and write to Your Senators and your house representative voicing your support for Israel's RIGHT TO DEFEND HERSELF!

Israel has tolerated 1000s of rockets and attacks destroying their infrastructure, killing their people, and being goaded to strike back from the so called FAKESTINIANS during this so called peace treaty coming from the Islamonazi hit squad who are occupying Lebanon right now! Of course, the lame stream media denouce Israel and call her murderers NEVER ONCE exposing the kidnapping and murders coming from Hamas and Hezbollah and what they do EVEN to their own people!

Here is a letter you can fit to your own liking and please feel free to pass around:

Honorable Condoleezza Rice, (insert Congress Critter's name here)

Dear Honorable Blah Blah Blah ,

I join with people all over the world in support of the self-defensive response carried out by the Israeli military against the Hamas and Arab terrorists in Gaza. Because the people of Gaza chose this Hamas terrorist leadership, they have for the past 18 months enjoyed the fruit of their decisions, there is little or no medicine to treat the wounded, electricity for hospitals, or food or clean water for much of the foolish population.

The U.S. government sends $15 million each day to Israel, and even more to Moslem governments. The people of Gaza and Gaza City residents are deservedly without electricity for up to 16 hours a day and half the city's residents receive water only once a week for a few hours.

These are NOT war crimes! They are just responses to Arab crimes
against humanity. I demand that the United States end all funding for Moslem states that preach hatred of infidels.

Call for objective coverage of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Please watch the video at the following link and sign the petition at the end. Then put the link onto your blogs and/or send to all of your email contacts.

I call on the media to provide balanced, objective coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict and not rely on information from Hamas – a terrorist organization – as a source of news. I demand that the use of images and headlines that misrepresent current events to the detriment of the State of Israel be stopped immediately.

US Press Corp Dufuses and Dhimmis for HAMAS

Thank God my step-son changed his college major from journalism because I would have been too disgusted and embaressed to have ever introduced him to any decent people. What is being taught in "journalism" school these days? How far up their own arses so-called "reporters" can get their own heads? Read the totally ludicrious and insane questions the "press" ask of Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe concerning Israel finally defending themselves against Hamas attacks against Israel ever since the Israelis gave up Gaza in hopes of peace! I am wondering more and more if these so-called reporters are on drugs........yes, maybe that's why their heads are where the sun don't shine!

Please find below today’s Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary and Spokesman for the National Security Council Gordon Johndroe on the situation in Gaza .

The White House, Office of Public Liaison

For Immediate Release, December 29, 2008, PRESS BRIEFING BY DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY GORDON JOHNDROE, Crawford Middle School, Crawford, Texas, 9:54 A.M. CST

MR. JOHNDROE: Good morning, I’ll give you an update on the President’s day. President Bush spoke by phone to His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan this morning, regarding the situation in the Middle East . Following that, the President received his daily intelligence briefing via secure video. He then joined a discussion via secure video with the Vice President, Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, and National Security Advisor Steve Hadley. They updated him on overnight developments in the Middle East and discussed U.S. actions.

For six months, a ceasefire, a state of calm, was in place between Hamas and Israel . Recently, Hamas refused to renew it. During that ceasefire, Hamas continued to fire rockets. Last week, Hamas substantially increased its rocket and mortar attacks on the people of Israel .

Hamas has once again shown its true colors as a terrorist organization that refuses to even recognize Israel 's right to exist. In order for the violence to stop Hamas must stop firing rockets into Israel , and agree to respect a sustainable and durable ceasefire. That is the objective to which all parties need to be working, and that is what the United States is working towards.

We also remain concerned about the humanitarian situation for the people of Gaza . We ask that all parties involved allow food and medical supplies to reach the people there. We appreciate the efforts of a variety of countries in the region who are working to help the humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza .

With that, I'll be happy to take your questions. Deb.

Q What does Israel hope to achieve by this? I mean, what’s the end game?

MR. JOHNDROE: Israel is responding to a barrage of rocket and mortar attacks that increased substantially last week, following Hamas's refusal to renew the ceasefire. Israel has made clear that they do not want to retake Gaza , that they simply want the people of southern Israel to be able to live in peace, free from this barrage of rocket attacks.

And that's what we expect. We also want to see, as I’ve said, the ceasefire restored in a sustainable and durable fashion, so that we can get back on the road map, work towards the goals of the Annapolis process, which, again, is two states living side by side in peace.

Q -- I mean, is just going to rekindle radicalism, isn't it? (this question is incredibly ignorant! It shows a complete and utter lack of any historical facts including what has happened in the last week! And you call yourself a reporter or journalist? Shame on you!)

MR. JOHNDROE: You know, it's hard for me to speak to specific casualty numbers. We have urged the Israelis to avoid civilian casualties. But they are working on decreasing the number of Israeli citizens that are vulnerable. And we know -- I believe someone died this morning, a couple of people a couple of days ago. The Israelis are working to reduce the threat against their own people.

So they're going to continue, it appears at this time, to deal with this Hamas terrorist threat. But ultimately, we want a sustainable and durable ceasefire.


Q You said in your opening statement that the President was updated on U.S. actions. What are these U.S. actions that you're taking related to this?

MR. JOHNDROE: Well, the U.S. goal is for the sustainable ceasefire, as I've discussed. Secretary Rice has been on the phone throughout the weekend with various heads of state, primarily foreign ministers, to try and urge the various parties involved to get behind a sustainable ceasefire. That is what the United States is working on right now. Secretary Rice has been the primary interlocutor on that, and that's our goal.

Q And how long before the United States might come out and call for restraint from Israel on the air strikes?

MR. JOHNDROE: Well, that's really, in my opinion, a hypothetical question. Israel is going after terrorists who are firing rockets and mortars into Israel , and they are taking the steps that they feel are necessary to deal with the terrorist threat. Now, no one wants to see violence. But what we're going to need to see in order to end this is Hamas needs to stop firing rockets into Israel and we all need to get to a sustainable ceasefire.

Olivier. (Mr. Dufus)

Q Gordon, you said that Israel has made it clear that they don't want to retake Gaza . But Deputy Prime Minister Ramon came out today and said that the goal of the operation is to topple Hamas. Is that consistent with not retaking Gaza ? Is it consistent with U.S. objectives? And how would you expect Hamas to accept a sustainable and durable ceasefire if the goal of the operation is to knock them out?

MR. JOHNDROE: Well, I haven't seen his comments. I'm referring to the Israeli Foreign Minister comments from yesterday that she made on a variety of television programs, that their goal is to deal with Hamas in a way that will ultimately protect the Israeli people.

Hamas has an opportunity to be a partner in the peace process. There has been a role laid out for them for quite some time. They can recognize Israel 's right to exist, renounce violence, and live up to previous commitments made by the Palestinians. Hamas, instead, is choosing to fire rockets into Israel . So, as I've said before, as many people have said, Hamas has a choice to make. Right now they are choosing to be a terrorist organization that fires rockets into Israel . That is not going to lead to a sustainable ceasefire.


Q Israel is amassing tanks and troops along that border. Is the President urging them not to launch a ground invasion? Is he urging restraint already now, in his diplomatic efforts?

MR. JOHNDROE: The discussions that we've had with the Israelis are ones that everyone needs to recognize that the ultimate goal here is to get to a ceasefire. I can't speak to any potential ground operation. I think that any ground operation, according to the Israelis, would be part and parcel of the overall operation, given their statements saying that they don't want to retake Gaza , that they simply want to protect their people.

So we'll just have to see how this unfolds. Obviously, as I've said, we don't want them -- we want civilian casualties to be avoided. But it’s is unfortunate as Hamas, as we've seen in the past, tends to base its people and some of its rockets in civilian areas. So we'll see.

Go ahead.

Q Is it fair to say that the U.S. would prefer not to see a ground operation, but defends Israel 's right to do that? What exactly is the U.S. position?

MR. JOHNDROE: I'm not going to speculate on a ground operation. Let's just take this one day at a time, all right.

Elaine. (Shame on you for buying into "Israeli aggression" when in reality it Israel is defending itself from continued HAMAS attacks upon civilians! Are you working for HAMAS Elaine? Do yourself a favor, some reading based in reality! The Arab's don't need any reason to be angry, they only use anything real or unreal to use as an excuse to be angry. The Arabs are angry because the Israeli's are DEFENDING themselves! For God's sake, read the Qur'an you moron!)

Q What is the message to the broader Arab world out there. In the official statement that was released by the Jordanian news agency about the phone call that you mentioned this morning, they used the phrase, the discussion was about stopping the "Israeli aggression" on Gaza . What is the U.S. message with this rising Arab anger?

MR. JOHNDROE: The President's message to King Abdullah, his overall message, is that we want to see the violence stopped, but in a way that leads to a durable and sustainable cessation of violence. We can't have the violence stopped now only for it to start up again in the near future. That would be unacceptable to all parties involved, and certainly doesn't help the Palestinians achieve their goal of a viable independent state.

So we're obviously very familiar with the Arab position. But I think ultimately they want to see a peaceful end to this that leads to a Palestinian state. (You mean a global caliphate!)

Q And so no comment at all about whether or not there are suggestions on the part of the U.S. to Israel to somehow narrow the scope or – as John was talking about the length of the attacks because of the concern of the casualties? The U.S. basically suggested to Israel that as more and more of these strikes happen, and civilian casualties are mounting, that the response is appearing, at least to some, to be disproportionate. Has the U.S. expressed that concern?

MR. JOHNDROE: I've seen various casualty figures. It's not for me to say what they are. All I can say is that we've seen innocent Israelis die, as well. We want civilian casualties to be avoided, period.


Q Gordon, I don't think you answered John's question earlier. Is it accurate to say that the U.S. thinks Israel is justified in its air strikes on Gaza targets? (Mark, who in the hell cares? Israel is a soverieng nation that has the RIGHT to make it's own decisions! - Get a grip dude!)

MR. JOHNDROE: The United States understands that Israel needs to take actions to defend itself.

Q Do you expect Israel to negotiate with Hamas?(HAMAS is a lying, murdering terrorist organization that follows the barbarbic demands of the Qur'an. Throughout history Muslim treaties have been made to be broken! What did giving up the Gaza get Israeli, but rockets to kill innocent Israeli civilians almost the very minute that the Pali's were given Gaza???)

MR. JOHNDROE: You know, there is an Egyptian brokered ceasefire that was in effect until December 19th. It was a bit of a shaky ceasefire, considering Hamas continued to fire rockets during that period of time.

But last week, they refused to renew the ceasefire, and substantially increased the rocket and mortar attacks into Israel . So I don't expect them to speak right now. But I think that the rockets need to stop, and then the violence will stop, and then there will be an opportunity to renew the ceasefire.

Q Is there a role for President Abbas in all of this? (Ues to rip off the Palestinian people just like Yassar Arafat did!)

MR. JOHNDROE: Well, he's the President of all the Palestinian people. And I know that he wants to bring Gaza and the West Bank together. We've all said this is a two-state solution, not a three-state solution. So we'll just see where it goes.


Q Can you just tell us a little bit about how you're keeping the President-elect abreast of the situation today?

MR. JOHNDROE: I don't have a whole lot of specifics on that. I know the President-elect receives daily intelligence briefings from the intelligence briefers that are there with him. I know that he's spoken with Secretary Rice to get an update on this situation, and I think some other situations around the world. And we will continue to stay in touch with his staff as events warrant it.


Q Is Saudi King Abdallah the only foreign leader that President Bush has spoken with about this?

MR. JOHNDROE: No. And to clarify in case I wasn't clear, he spoke to Abdullah of Jordan this morning. He spoke to Abdallah of Saudi Arabia on Saturday.


Q Can I just be clear about something. When you said that Israel has been clear that they don't want to retake Gaza , was that in public pronouncements, or did they assure the United States privately that they weren't looking to retake Gaza ?

MR. JOHNDROE: I've heard it both places; both publicly in the press, as well as that's the message that they're passing along.


Q Is there any indication that the timing of the attacks are linked in some way to the Israeli elections coming up on the 10th of February?

MR. JOHNDROE: No, I believe -- if you were saying the timing of the attacks, do you think Hamas started its substantial increase of rockets and mortar attacks, do you think Hamas started its substantial increase of rockets and mortar attacks because of the Israeli elections?

Q -- the Israeli response.

MR. JOHNDROE: The Israeli response is in response to the mortar and rocket attacks on its people.

Q And do you think it has anything to do with the --

MR. JOHNDROE: It's not for me to comment on the Israeli political -- their elections, their election season. But it appears to me that they're responding to the hundreds of rockets that have fallen on southern Israel in the last few days.


Q What are the chances that the President, himself, might comment and weigh in on camera about this?

MR. JOHNDROE: We'll just have to see. We'll have to see.

Q Does he not think it would be helpful at this point in time for him to actually come and make this statement? Because obviously what you've said this morning just varies slightly from what we heard a few days ago when this started. Does he think it would just not be helpful at this juncture for him to --

MR. JOHNDROE: At this point, we don't have any plans for the President to make a statement on this. We will continue to monitor the situation. I mean, he's staying in touch with the National Security Advisor, as well as the Secretary of State, and we'll see.


Q Aside from the Secretary Rice phone call, is the United States taking any other action? Are you helping Israel in this campaign in any way in terms of military supplies or --

MR. JOHNDROE: No, the United States is not involved in this action in any specific way. The United States has provided millions of dollars of humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza , and so we are certainly encouraging countries in the region to continue their efforts to bring medical and food supplies to the people of Gaza .

Q Why hasn’t President Bush spoken with Israeli and Palestinian officials? I mean, I would assume that they have tried to contact him, no?

MR. JOHNDROE: I'm not aware of their contacting him. I know Secretary Rice has spoken to the Prime Minister of Israel, as well as the President of the Palestinian Authority.* But I'm not aware of any contacts that have been made to President Bush on that front. If that changes I'll certainly let you know.


Q When did the United States -- when did the President first know that Israel planned these operations?

MR. JOHNDROE: That Israel planned --

Q Was planning the operations or --

MR. JOHNDROE: Well, their cabinet voted earlier -- sort of middle of last week on this. So it was a very public indication that they were likely to take action.

Q Is there going to be a point when the United States will come out and urge restraint on this Israeli action, or not? (Hey, how about urging restraint and honor on the part of the Palis?)

MR. JOHNDROE: Toby, I understand your question -- at this point, we understand that they're taking efforts to defend their people in the face of just hundreds of rockets.


Q You say that you're working towards helping a cease-fire being restored. Is there anything beyond diplomatic pressure that the United States can do at this juncture?

MR. JOHNDROE: I think that's the appropriate response at the moment from the United States , and I think we've heard the same thing from the European Union and others. We will talk to all the various parties involved and urge a return to the ceasefire, but a ceasefire, as I’ve said, that is sustainable and durable and is respected.

Q I want to go back to Abbas. Do you think that this situation weakens or strengthens his position?

MR. JOHNDROE: You know, it's difficult for me to say right now about President Abbas. I think what strengthens President Abbas's position is when he delivers for the Palestinian people. And that is what he is trying to do, and succeeding in some parts of the West Bank -- greater Palestinian security forces, greater investment we've seen in security forces in Janin, greater investment in Nabulus and other cities like that on the West Bank.

You know, the people of Gaza could have that, as well, but instead Hamas has chosen to take a different course of action, and that's to fire rockets into Israel .


Q Senator Sherrod Brown said yesterday that President Bush is in a politically weakened state, and that what the situation calls for now is some strong leadership come January 20th. Do you have any response at all to that

MR. JOHNDROE: No, I haven't seen those comments, and, no, I'm not.


Q The President, earlier this year – well, I guess last November during the Annapolis process, had hoped that there would be a peace deal before he left office. Obviously that's not going to happen. So what is his feeling now, given what's occurring right now over there, about the prospects for a peace deal in the future? (Look, you idiots, there will be no peace except when the entire world is Muslim...........that's exactly what "Peace" is to Islam)

MR. JOHNDROE: You know, this is a very similar situation that the President found when he took office in early 2001, with increased violence on the ground. I know that his goal is that this violence come to a, as I’ve said, sustainable, durable and end with a ceasefire, but a ceasefire that's respected by Hamas, so that then all the parties could come together and work towards the goals in the road map and the goals of the Annapolis Conference. The Annapolis goals are ones that have been widely accepted. We saw a good U.N. Security Council Resolution 1850 within the last couple of weeks.

Everyone -- what I think is different from eight years ago is that everyone recognizes that the two-state solution is the right way forward. And so I think the President feels that he has laid good groundwork that will ultimately lead to a two-state solution, but clearly, with the Hamas actions in the last few days, it's not something that's going to advance in the immediate near term.


Q It's my understanding that no one from the U.S. is speaking with anyone from Hamas. Well, how can you work toward a ceasefire if you're not talking to one of the sides? (Miss Naive!)

MR. JOHNDROE: That's why we talk with other leaders in the region who do speak with Hamas and have been the interlocutors, so to speak, with Hamas. The ceasefire was Egyptian-brokered, the one that was just -- that Hamas failed to renew last week. And so that's how we deal with Hamas.

Q Why -- in your estimation, why did Hamas break the ceasefire? (because they have repeatedly said that they intend to wipe Isreal off of the face of the earth! Is that clear enough for you??)

MR. JOHNDROE: You know, it's hard for me to get into the minds of a -- get into the mind of terrorists. I don't know why they would rather fire hundreds of rockets and mortars into Israel rather than work for the good of their own people. It's impossible for me to answer.

Q One more -- you said that the U.S. is behind humanitarian aid. Can you give us any specifics of what sort of humanitarian aid you'd like to see or will see brought into Gaza ? (why only humanitarian aide for terrorists? Aren't you the least concerned about all the Israelis who have been murdered and maimed by HAMAS, you freaking hypocrite!?)

MR. JOHNDROE: All I have is some of the general numbers the U.S. provided the U.N. Relief and Works Agency: $57 million in 2008 for the Palestinian people; another $12 million to $14 million through the International Committee of the Red Cross. I don't have any specifics about how that money has been used for the people of Gaza as it relates to the current situation. I know that Egypt and Jordan , as well as Israel , are working to make sure that humanitarian medical and food supplies get to the people of Gaza .


Q Just coming back to something I asked before, but maybe not cleverly enough. Was there no -- Olmert did not reach out to the President prior to the attack? There was no warning? You've relied entirely on the public actions of the Israeli cabinet? (It's none of our freaking business dufus! Do you think the US should ask someone for permission to defend ourselves against terrorists? Geesh! Did you even finish the 2nd grade?)

MR. JOHNDROE: I'm not going to speak to all the private conversations we've had. I'm not aware of any conversations that President Bush and Prime Minister Olmert have had in the last couple of weeks. We have pretty regular contact with the Israeli government, so I don't have any specifics for you on that.

My point in my answer was that this was a very public action that they took earlier in the week in signaling that the rocket attacks were not acceptable.


Q Gordon, in the U.S. view, would the Israelis be justified in seeking to destroy Hamas, so long as it doesn't disavow future rocket attacks? (HUH?)

MR. JOHNDROE: I think that's a question I'm not going to go down -- a road I'm not going to go down. I don't think anyone wants to see anyone destroyed, although Hamas has indicated sometimes they'd like to see Israel destroyed. But I think what people want is just peace on the ground and end to the violence, so that people can go about and live normal lives. And this is especially true of the people of southern Israel who end up having to spend so much of their time in bomb shelters. It's unacceptable.

Thank you all. One more.

Q What is the President doing today?

MR. JOHNDROE: What is the President doing today? After his phone call with Abdullah and his intelligence briefing, he went to his office to work on paperwork and a variety of things. And I expect he'll probably ride his bicycle today and spend time with Mrs. Bush. And we'll -- I expect he'll also probably receive updates on the ongoing situation in the Middle East , as well.

Q Gordon, I'm sorry -- you said, "I don't think anyone wants to see anyone destroyed," but if Hamas is a terrorist organization, as you say --

MR. JOHNDROE: No, no, you heard the rest of that sentence, which was -- and, Mark, you heard what I said -- that Hamas has indicated they would actually like to see Israel destroyed. They say that from time to time.

Anyway, my point is --

Q I heard that, too, but that doesn't really go to the core of the answer. I mean, you're right, they have said they want to see Israel destroyed periodically. But you're saying now that --

MR. JOHNDROE: The point is I'm not going to -- it's impossible for me to answer the question about Israeli intentions, which was what I was asked. But I said that I believe everyone's ultimate goal is not for the destruction of each other -- although the terrorists have indicated sometimes that they would like to see the destruction of Israel -- their ultimate goal is for the people to be able to live in peace. And what I also said is right now the people of southern Israel are not able to live in peace; they have to live in bomb shelters a lot of the time. And that's unacceptable.

Q Will either Hadley or Rice be coming to Crawford?


Q No?



Q I think you said earlier that Secretary Rice has been in touch with both sides. Is she in touch with Hamas?

MR. JOHNDROE: No, when I say that I'm referring to Palestinian Authority President Abbas - so just to clarify, as I answered to Patty's question, as well.

Okay? Great. Thank you all very much.

END 10:20 A.M. CDT

*Secretary Rice has not spoken to the President of the Palestinian Authority.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Geert Wilder in Jerusalem

Geert Wilder is the creator of the earth-shaking film, FITNA.

He recently spoke in Jerusalem. It was a speech that should
be mandatory listening in every home and school in this country.
But most people will never even learn of it, no less hear it.

You can read it here, however, in full. Forward it to your less
knowledgeable friends. Some day, they will thank you, if they
are among the fortunate survivors. -- Allan, NYC ACTA

Speech by Geert Wilders in Jerusalem, December 14, 2008

Thank you very much. It's a privilege for me to be here in this beautiful city Jerusalem, the capitol of the only democracy in the entire Middle East. When I was a teenager I lived some years here in this city and after that I visited Israel more times than I can count. Israel: the only country in the region with a functioning parliament, a rule of law and free elections. The only country in the region that shares the values of our Western societies, in fact is one of the foundations of our Judeo-Christian identity.
We are here to voice our concern over the growing Islamization of the West. We do this in this city, the city of David, the city that, together with Rome and Athens, symbolizes our ancient heritage.

Perhaps a few of you may be new to Jerusalem, yet, Jerusalem is not new to any of you. We all carry Jerusalem in our blood, in our genes. We all live and breathe Jerusalem. We talk Jerusalem, we dream Jerusalem, simply because, the values of ancient Israel have become the values of the West. We are all Israel, and Israel is in all of us.

This city is the capital of a democracy under threat. Israel is under siege, like the Jewish community in the Land of Israel is under siege for over a century now. Israel with all its glory and splendor is unique, and its history unparalleled. Yet, Israel's security situation is not unique, and neither is its enemy.
Samuel Huntington writes it so aptly: "Islam has bloody borders". Israel is located precisely on that border. This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, just like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way of the Islamic advance. Just like West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other places to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Therefore, the war against Israel is not a war against Israel. It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Thanks to Israeli parents who see their children go off to join the army and lie awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and have pleasant dreams, unaware of the dangers looming.
At present the front-line of jihad runs not just through the streets of Tel Aviv and Haifa, but through the streets of London, Madrid, and Amsterdam as well. Jihad is our common enemy, and we better start Facing Jihad before it is too late.

Therefore, if we voice our concern over the Islamization of the West, we have to do it here, where our civilization borders on Islam. Where jihadists fire Qassams into civilian homes in Sderot and Ashkelon, and where a doctor like Aryeh Eldad is characteristic of our civilization by treating terrorists the same way as he treats the Israeli victims. I salute Professor Eldad for his work for humanity, and for his patriotism. And I thank him for hosting this conference in this great city. Aryeh I am proud to be your friend. I will say a few things about the Islamization of Europe and my film Fitna. I will use some examples from the Netherlands, because they are indicative for the situation on the continent.
The mass migration to the Netherlands continues full-speed ahead. Currently, a staggering number of new immigrants arrive every year, many of them Muslim, often uneducated, if not illiterate, bringing along with them the local customs of the mountains and deserts of backward Islamic countries. Thousands and thousands of Muslims arrive in the Netherlands every year, while already one million Muslims are living in our tiny country.

There are many problems concerning this massive influx: immigrants are overly represented in social benefits and crime statistics and the overall costs are staggering. The financial costs of mass immigration in the Netherlands exceeds 100 billion euro's.
But what we have to fear most is the creeping Islamization, the stealth jihad. Because every Islamic neighborhood, every Islamic shop, every mosque, every Islamic school, every burka, every veil is regarded by many Muslims as building blocks towards a larger goal, towards domination.

This is in fact the essence of the problem. Not crime, not even the financial burden. The biggest problem is the demographic development, and the way it influences our society at large. Immigration from Muslim countries and the demographics will result in the Eurabia that the brave Bat Ye'or is warning about. It will become reality if we don't act now. A decade and a half ago, a then unknown American politician used the following slogan in his political campaign: "it's the economy, stupid." From now on the motto of my party will be: "its demographics, Dumbo".

More than forty years ago a British politician gave a famous speech. He stated that, looking into the future, he saw 'rivers of blood' as a result of the uncontrolled influx of immigrants. Enoch Powell's speech was the starting point of a debate on mass immigration in Europe. As usual, the leftist establishment labeled him an extremist and his career went down. But the British people loved him, and supported Powell. London's dock workers took him to their hearts, marching by the thousands in support of Mr. Powell.
Looking back, I share Enoch Powell's alarmist views on mass immigration, but 'rivers of blood' is not something I see happening. We will not face civil war. Our political elite are trying to make us believe that the influx of Muslim immigrants is similar to the waves of immigration that took place centuries ago. Or they say that "Christianity developed towards modernity, and therefore Islam will do the same".

How are we to remain a democracy if a large part of the growing Muslim population is in favor of introducing sharia law? How is Amsterdam to remain the gay capitol of Europe if gays are regularly beaten up by non western immigrants, often Muslims? How are the Jewish communities of Europe to survive with a growing presence of an ideology that is so blatantly anti-Semitic? How are we to remain a centre of cultural and scientific excellence if Islam opposes art, and academic exploration? How are we to remain an open and tolerant society if we are faced with part of the Muslim community favoring self-segregation and showing no desire for assimilation? How can we look to the future with confidence, when a large part of the population turns to a seventh century desert for answers?
These are the questions the multiculturalists don't want to answer!
Instead of providing leadership our political elite fooled us by using our own principles against us. I will give you five examples.
First: Our tolerance is used as an argument to bring in more Islam, to bring in more Muslims, and a way to tell us that we should not criticize their Islamic culture; if you do you are labeled intolerant and racist.

Second: Democracy. A growing Muslim electorate is too hard for politicians to resist, so they give in to their grievances and demands to win their vote. Before long sharia law will be introduced, legally and democratically, by means of majority vote. The former Dutch Minister of Justice once said that sharia law could be part of the Dutch legal system if a two third majority of the population would be in favor of it.

Third: Our religious freedom is utilized by an ideology that has no plans whatsoever to play by our rules, yet demands the same rights our traditional religions have had for centuries;

Fourth: Our welfare state that once was the envy of the world, now functions as a magnet for a lot of non-Western immigrants, dreaming of a cushy life in wealthy Europe.

Fifth: Our open borders came to symbolize our open mindset, an example of our cosmopolitan hospitality. But now we have lost control of our borders and we can't even keep track of who is entering our countries, let alone prevent them from entering.
Our Western principles are hollow if they are not accompanied by a desire to sustain our culture and our civilization, based upon knowing who we are and where we come from. We are not from Saudi-Arabia. We are not from Iran. We come from Rome, Athens and Jerusalem. That makes our civilization special, and certainly worth preserving.

In spite of all that, the political elite are still madly in love with their pet project, the multicultural society, as they call it romantically. Apparently they don't live in the neighborhoods that are turning Islamic. They will tell you "they are nice people. I don't see the problem?" The Muslim immigrant's demands sound reasonably to them, like: "let us have an extra-large mosque".
It is very difficult to remain optimistic in the face of the growing Islamization of Europe. The tide is turning against us. We are losing on every front. Regarding the demographics, Islam is gaining momentum. The ruling elite are even proud of the Muslim immigration. After all, this way they can show everyone that they are not racists. Academia, the arts, the media, trade unions, the churches, the business world, the entire political establishment have all converted to the suicidal theory of multiculturalism and cultural relativism.

Cultural relativism is the biggest disease modern day Europe suffers from. Not all cultures are equal. Our Western culture is better than the Islamic culture. In the words of the brave Dr. Wafa Sultan: "It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality". Indeed also here in Israel you are not fighting a territorial war, it's not about territory it's about ideology. The Islamic ideology does not seek cooperation or assimilation but aims for submission and dominance over non-Muslims. There is no moderate Islam; there will never be a moderate Islam. There might be moderate people who call themselves Muslim, but there is no moderate Islam.

Leftist journalists and leftist politicians hasten themselves to label anyone critical of the Islamization a 'right-wing extremist'. The entire establishment has sided with Islam. Leftists, liberals, and Christian-Democrats are now enslaved to Islam. They are Dhimmi's. Lenin once labeled ignorant people that unknowingly aided his cause 'useful idiots'. Well, the West is now full of these 'useful idiots', and they are even proud of it.

Now some words about my film Fitna.
I felt I had the moral duty to educate people about Islam and the Islamization of Europe; the duty to make clear to everyone that the Quran stands at the heart of what some people call terrorism but is in reality jihad. I wanted to show that the problems of Islam are at the core of Islam, and do not belong to its fringes.
I have warned against the dangers of the Koran and Islam in numerous interviews, opinion articles, speeches and of course parliamentary debates, but pictures often say more than words. That is why I made Fitna.

Fitna is a documentary that shows what is being done in the name of Islam. Without placing all Muslims into the same category, I think I have succeeded in showing that the Koran is not some dusty old book, but that it is still used today as a source of inspiration for, and justification of hatred, violence and terrorism across the world.

A few weeks ago the world has once again seen what Islam is capable of. In Mumbai, jihadists separated Muslims from non-Muslims, according to a witness in a Belgian newspaper. The non-Muslims, the Kaffirs, were subsequently shot. The terrorists also went straight for the tiny Jewish centre in Mumbai, where, according to reports made to an Indian news website, they horribly tortured Jewish people before brutally murdering them.

Most of the Western media stick to naming the culprits as being members of 'separatist movements'. In doing so, they are missing the main point and are unjustly ignoring the Islamic nature of the terror attacks. After all, if it is a conflict about borders, why are they killing Jews in Mumbai? Why, in a city of tens of millions, did the jihadists find the shortest way to the only rabbi in town – in order to kill him and his wife? Why are Israel's enemies always shouting "Allah-Akbar" and "kill the Jews" if all they want is peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding? Maybe, I'm just guessing, is it because they have an ideology that tells them to kill Jews, to kill unbelievers, and to advance Islam until there is world domination. Islam, after all divides the world in a dar-al-Harb, and dar-al-Islam. Islam is a totalitarian ideology full of hate, violence and submission.

From the day the plan for my short film was made public it caused quite a stir, in the Netherlands, in Europe and across the world. First there was a political uproar, with government leaders across the continent in sheer panic. The Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs called on me to abandon my film project. The Minister of Justice let it be known that post hoc criminal proceedings could be initiated if the movie was shown. The Dutch government investigated the possibility of having Fitna banned in advance. The Dutch branch of the Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir declared that the Netherlands was due for an attack. Internationally there was a series of incidents. The Taliban threatened to organize additional attacks against Dutch troops in Afghanistan and a website linked to Al Qaeda published the message that I ought to be killed, while the Grand Mufti of Syria stated that I would be responsible for all the bloodshed after the screening of the film.

In Afghanistan and Pakistan the Dutch flag was burned on several occasions. Dolls representing me were burned as well. The Indonesian President announced that I will never be admitted into Indonesia again, while the UN Secretary General and the European Union issued statements in the same cowardly vein as those by the Dutch government. I could go on and on. It was an absolute disgrace, a sell out. It was treason to our Western principles, it was treason to freedom of speech, and it was treason to liberty itself. My own government was not defending me, but became my worst enemy in the process.

Because of Fitna the State of Jordan is currently litigating against me. Jordan wants to prosecute me for blasphemy, demeaning Islam and slandering the Prophet Muhammad; violations of the Jordanian Penal Code, even though the alleged violations did not even occur in Jordan. As you all know, Jordan is a non-democratic country, without an independent or impartial judicial system and without a strongly developed civil society. According to a recent study by Human Rights Watch, torture is a routine and widespread practice in Jordan.

Jordan's attempt to prosecute me is an infringement on the sovereignty of my country, the Netherlands. It is an infringement on freedom of speech. Jordan's attempt is in fact a hostile act towards freedom itself.

If Jordan succeeds in prosecuting a democratically elected member of a Western parliament, what kind of precedent would that set? But it's not about me. The principle is not Geert Wilders. If you look at the press and the rest of the political elite in the Netherlands, nobody cared. Nobody gives a damn! This was the worst thing. A nondemocratic country like Jordan cannot use the international or domestic legal system to silence anyone. If this starts, if we allow this, we can get rid of all parliaments, and we should close down every newspaper, and we should shut up and all pray to Mecca five times a day.

But there is some hope. For instance there is some hope with the middle class workers. Underneath the empty bravado of the elite, the middle class worker, the average Joe, is starting to realize that there is something terribly wrong with Islam. In the Netherlands, sixty percent of the population considers mass immigration to be the worst mistake since the Second World War. And an equal sixty percent sees Islam as the number one threat to our national identity. But the Freedom Party is the only political party in the Dutch parliament that shares their view.
And there is hope that political parties critical about the Islamization of the West are gaining momentum all over Europe, are getting stronger. And we will work together with common legislation, with common initiatives, perhaps even with a common group in the European parliament as defenders of the West, defenders of our culture, defenders of our identity, defenders of our freedom.

We need a new way of thinking, a new paradigm, to defend our liberties. Just reiterating our devotion to tolerance and democracy is not good enough, as we are Facing Jihad. We need a new set of goals and ideas. We need new leaders. And we should always remember where we come from. We all come from Jerusalem.

Let me wind up. The essence of my short speech today is that Europe is in the process of Islamization, and that we need to fight it, because if we don't fight the Islamization we will lose everything; our cultural identity, our democracy, our rule of law, our liberties, our freedom. We have the duty to defend the ideas of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem. The ancient heritage of our forefathers is under attack; we have to stand up and defend it.

A century and a half ago, on the other side of the world, a young President said exactly what I mean. This is what Abraham Lincoln said in 1862, and I leave you with that: "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country." (Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862)
It is five to twelve. Freedom must win. We have to win, and we will win!

The American Moral Code used as a weapon by the Islamists

Wafa Sultan writes a rationally persuasive commentary which strikes at the heart of our government leaders' inability to understand and comprehend the depth of the Islamic ideology.

Ms. Sultan politely addresses the issue of the 'American Moral Code' which refuses to judge anyone by religious affiliation, except of course Evangelical Christians, who are routinely judged as two-headed right wing monsters. I appreciate Ms. Sultan's gentle persuasive approach but I would prefer to call a spade a spade…Mr. Powell suffers from the same affliction as many of our elite leaders, as well as a substantial percentage of the general population: it's called Political Correctness and Multiculturalism and it is a disease which, if left unchecked, will eventually lead to the death of Western culture. Obviously Mr. Powell has never read the Quran for if he had he would know that rather than being a 'religion of peace', Islam is an all encompassing mostly political ideology of hatred and intolerance whose core tenant is world domination.

December 15, 2008 | Wafa Sultan Contemplating Islam

If we consider the Islamic texts, their content and the devotion that so many Muslims - including in America - attach to them; if we consider the tragic upshot of these teachings in terms of our current world's security, is it not a duty for each one of us to view Islam not frivolously but in a most serious manner?
There was an episode during the current Presidential election that greatly disturbed me. It was former Secretary of State Colin Powell's interview on "Meet the Press." For me this interview was a defining moment. He expressed his displeasure at some of his colleagues' accusations that Obama might be a Muslim, and stated: "And what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim?"

Mr. Powell's admonition at others who dare questioning Muslims, or Islam and its implications, in particular, people like me, who suffered immensely precisely because there is "something wrong with being a Muslim," would indeed be disheartened. If Powell doesn't understand what may be the dire consequences for being a Muslim, then who should understand? The man, who once held the post of American Secretary of State, asserts categorically that there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, even though the country he led has been suffering immensely from Muslim terrorism and has paid a high price because of it.

I appreciate that Powell, who has been nurtured by the American moral code, refuses to judge people on the basis of their religious affiliation. That is his right. But he does not have the right to nonchalantly disregard people's apprehensions of Muslims, especially at those of us who have lived in Muslim countries. We have risked our lives to escape from them, and are now risking our lives again to speak up against the harm they cause, induced by Islamic theology and culture.

In order to understand my perspective one would have to be a woman, living in Syria, my birthplace, or any other Arab Muslim country.
Since immigrating to the United States more than five presidential elections ago, I always regarded American politics as a luxury that did not concern me. Living in the US was enough to satisfy me emotionally, physically and intellectually. Anything beyond that was more than I required.

I came to regard America's might as much greater than any president that happened to be in power - Democratic or Republican. Hence, I assumed that any person, who attained the rank of presidential candidate, regardless of party affiliation, was capable of safely leading this great nation. Because of that, I never took the trouble to inquire which candidate was more worthy of victory; for me it was a mere toss-up.

However, the events of September 11th, 2001 stripped away my confidence. I began wondering how well Americans understand Political Islam - the underlying cause of this and other heinous attacks and how willing are we to probe into its ideology or comprehend its objectives. The events surrounding the most recent election have increased my doubts and my concerns for this country, which I love with all my heart.

So what is the problem? During and after the recent election, my fear for America was that Obama's victory could breathe fresh life into the further rise of Islamism, including Islamic terrorism.

Islamists' psychology is worlds apart from that of Westerners. They believe in absolute terms in their divine mission to submit the world to Islam. They are engaged in a constant search for divine meaning and inspiration - even in mundane matters.
First, there was Senator Obama's Muslim background. It is well known that Mr. Obama was born to a Muslim father, spent part of his early life in Indonesia - a Muslim country - and attended a Muslim school there. Almost every day my inbox was flooded with e-mail rumors about Obama which reflected many American citizens' fears regarding the Democratic candidate's Muslim background.
But Mr. Obama reassured us that he is a Christian and that was enough to dispel the doubts I might have had about him being a Muslim. I let go of my fear for America should Obama win. For now, I regained my confidence in him.

However, Salafists interpret even daily events in a way that may not necessarily appear significant to Westerners. In this context some Islamists go so far as viewing the Islamic background of Obama as a heaven-sent confirmation of the first step in realizing the dream of submitting the West to Islam. The mere fact that American president bears a Muslim name like Hussein is enough to assure them that Islam is marching into America and has already infiltrated the White House.

Once, I was browsing through a website in Arabic and came across a news item announcing that the American actress Halle Berry gave birth to a daughter whom she named Nahla; an Arabic name meaning "bee". I then read readers' comments on this piece of news. A considerable number of them were jubilant, since they regarded this report as a God's sign that Islam had begun to advance into America, because the word nahla is mentioned in the Koran.
As for Mr. Powell, does he understand that Islam is not just a religion but a political doctrine that seeks to impose itself on non-Muslims even by force? If he does, why should people not be doubtful?

This is not an Islamophobic prejudice I present. Muslims, like any other national group, can be either good or bad, and the best among them do not act in accordance with Islam's political ideology, either because they are not familiar with it, or because they have deliberately progressed beyond it. But how are we to scrutinize the good from the bad when a high level political official like Mr. Powell undermines the questioning of any concerns related to this issue?

Certainly, Mr. Powell knows that Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, is most revered among Muslims. Does Mr. Powell realize that it is incumbent upon every devout Muslim male to emulate Muhammad's ways? If so, has Mr. Powell studied the life of Muhammad as it is recounted in the original Arabic sources, as I learned it in my schooldays?

One particular part of the prophet's historical account I studied in third grade at primary school. We read with pride how Muhammad beheaded eight hundred Jews from the Bani Quraiza tribe in one night, then took their wives and children hostage and spent that same night with a Jewish woman Safia, whose husband, father and brother he had just killed. This wretched story is only a drop in the ocean of numerous Arabic narratives written about Muhammad's misconduct.

Moreover, according to Islam's most revered jurists, a true Muslim must believe in Islam as both religion and a political entity. A committed Salafi Muslim does not recognize the American constitution. His willingness to live under that constitution is, as far as he is concerned, nothing more than an unavoidable step on the way to that constitution's replacement by Islamic Sharia law.
The Koran states: "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their numbers. Allah does not guide the wrongdoers" (5:51). Is it legitimate for Christians and Jews to be concerned about this tenet?

American government officials must spend funds to interpret Arabic texts word for word, without distortion or falsification. Among other illuminating tenets they may find, is the concept of taqqia (literally, "caution, prudence, dissimulation"). It allows a Muslim to conceal his true cherished beliefs when he feels that non-Muslims around him have the upper hand, while at the same time working secretly to achieve his "noble" objective, so that he can attack them when the time is ripe.

Did Mr. Powell ever contemplate that what he heard from countless Muslims he met throughout his career was not necessarily what they truly meant?

I always considered Mr. Powell one of the giants of American politics. To me he was as majestic as the American eagle. But in that moment, sadly, I saw the eagle topple from its lofty peak and tumble down in front of me like a little sparrow; and with it tumbled many of my convictions.

After the events of September 11th, I watched a press conference with an American general whose name I can no longer recall. In the course of the conference, he shared that he had read the Koran twice. One of the reporters asked him, "What conclusion did you reach after you had read it?" He bowed his head for a moment before replying, "We have to defend ourselves."

It is clear to me and many others who have lived in Islamic countries that a military man - a general - understood our perilous situation better than Mr. Powell - a politician - who held a high level government position. Had Mr. Powell done any thorough research into the study of Islam, as the general did, he may also have come to the conclusion that his question, "What's wrong with being a Muslim?" was indeed unwarranted.

Source: NY ACTA

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Negotiating wih Narcissistic Islam

A very powerful - if not unassailable - case has been made that Muhammad was suffering from serious Narcissism, and left as his legacy, a very Narcissistic political system. Many world leaders have suffered from this condition, and many millions of people have died as a result, but Muhammad's mental state has been responsible for more deaths than any other political leader before or since.

Thanks to June F., ACT Chapter Leader in Bluffton, we can explore the concept of "talking Peace" with a Narcissistic regime.
-- Allan

PS If you know the leadership in Israel, perhaps you could send this enlightening information to them -- as if it would help!
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Could a peace talk with radical Islam actually work?

When I think of the words peace talks, I automatically think of positive communication, good will and potential allied relationships.

What actually is a peace talk? Isn't it talks where 'peace' is discussed?

Isn't it necessary to first have negotiators who understand what the word 'peace' actually means!???

Narcissistic people do not understand peace, so let's take a look at narcissism….

I want others around me to be what I think they should be.
I want others to do what I want them to do and think how I feel they should think!
I want others to cater to me and make my life more comfortable!
I want others to look up to me and never question my judgment!
I want others to think like me so that we are more compatible!
I want others who disagree with me to behave in ways that do not affect me negatively!

If I demand these desires, consciously or subconsciously, I would be manifesting narcissism.

I think like this because I am inherently selfish and self-serving! This is the nature I was born with.
I acted accordingly until I grew old enough to recognize the dysfunction in this mentality.
I was born narcissistic and completely consumed with having my own way until I matured.
Because I am now an adult, I realize that demanding selfishness successfully is inconsistent with reality!
And that education happened after the age of 2 years old. When I was 2, it was all about me, I was narcissistic!

The goal of the Islamic ideology is to subjugate everyone to the Islamic law!
This is the mental equivalent of a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum!

The Islamic religious practices revolve around this unrealistic mindset.
The Islamic ideology encourages people to never grow up and take responsibility for their choices. Their arrested state of mental and emotional development keeps them in the 2- 5 year old range!

Muslims have the emotional/social agenda of an infant or toddler! It is evidenced by their laws and religious practices!

Look at the covering, cutting and subjugation of women, etc., their insistence on foot baths and prayer rooms, their disapproval/dislike of anyone who is not Muslim and ultimately their call to jihad.

They live in the adult world but refuse to accept the responsibilities that go along with the adult world.

This is a dysfunction deeply rooted in Narcissism. In short; Islamic ideology is narcissistic!

So, how does a person have a peace talk with a narcissist?
Or a 2 year old?
Or a Muslim?

Let's go with what we know!....

When a 2 year old throws a temper tantrum do we negotiate?
Just because we want peace do we give in to the 2 year old with candy, special privileges, etc. or do we sit them in a time out chair?

Seriously, do we have peace talks with our 2 year olds? (Ok, those of you who answered yes, have you noticed that when you negotiate and compromise with a 2 year old that it simply emboldens them to throw the same tantrum later on!!?)

Peace talks do not work with a 2 year old because 2 year olds are narcissistic (self-involved) by nature! This is the age where consistent discipline is an absolute necessity! Without the accurate "cause and effect" mirroring, a 2 year old will never grow out of his narcissistic tendencies!

AND, peace talks will never work with adult narcissists who choose Jihad as their temper tantrum!

"Uncomfortable consequences" are the only effective recourse to the advances of Islam! "Concessions" and appeasement have the reverse effect!

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"First the Saturday people;
Then the Sunday people!"
- Arabic text on the walls of muslim-ruled
Bethlehem, Israel.

-- Allan

Lan Astaslem...
I shall not submit to islam!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saudi Fatwa on Cheating and Lying to Kafir Women

Saudi Fatwa on Cheating and Lying to Kafir women
by A Saudi Muslim

20 Aug, 2008

A recent Saudi Islamic fatwa (permit) says: Saudis who study out of Saudi Arabia like America have the Islamic permit to married a western girl by intending to leave her after a short time for just intercourse and when he will come back to Saudi he must divorce her and all that without telling her the truth at all.

They mean that a Saudi student, who study abroad, can lie to a kafir girl that he loves her and want to marry her in order to have sexual relation with her. But when he has finished his studies, he must divorce her before he coming back to Saudi Arabia.

Islam teaches lying and cheating on others especially on non-Muslims. I was Muslim from Saudi Arabia. I know well how bad and liar Muslims are. Innocent non-Muslim girls must be saved from the deceptive traps of Muslims, especially from Saudi ones.

Here are the web sites, you can check it here (they are in Arabic).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Voting continues for the 2008 Jihad Watch Awards

Voting continues for the 2008 Jihad Watch Awards!

Now is your chance to vote your approval and disapproval for the following categories:

American Anti-Dhimmi of the Year 2008
Anti-Dhimmi Internationale 2008
Dhimmi Internationale 2008
American Dhimmi of the Year 2008

You have until Thursday, December 18 to caste your vote.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Islamic Black Slave Trade - then and now


The Scourge of Slavery - the rest of the story CLICK HERE

Islam Speak

Islam-Speak, By Henry Kadoch, | 12/9/2008

It has become very clear that in the West, we have a fundamental misunderstanding of Islam. Its history, guiding principles, and more importantly, what it means to a Muslim when he uses certain terms.

In order to understand what Muslims mean when they use a certain word, we must remember that in their minds and cultures, certain words do not mean anything like the accepted meaning we have for them in the West.

For Muslims, the meaning of any word is very closely related to the traditional meaning of that word in the Koran and their other holy texts. Unlike most of us with the Bible, for a Muslim the Koran is not just a prayer book, it is the complete guide to his life, and the absolute guiding principle for the world, and all who reside in it, religious and political. Because of this, we in the West are often dumbfounded by their words vs. their actions, because for us the words mean one thing, and for them they mean something entirely different. They are thus able to manipulate the uneducated listener into believing they agree, when in fact for the most part, they do not agree. Here then, is a short guide to real meaning of certain key words, when used by a Muslim. An Islam-speak glossary:

- The state of cessation of all resistance to Islam. Peace only exists when Islam rules politically and religiously, and all Islamic principles are established as the law of the land.

Freedom – Freedom exists when Islam and its principles attain complete dominance and constitute the entirety of religious belief and political rule.

– The state when Sharia law is the law of the land, and all judicial decisions are based on it and it alone. Justice exists when non-Muslims have no standing before a court, and when the testimony of two Muslim women is equal to that of one Muslim man.

– Equality is achieved when Muslims are the only leaders of society, and are given their rightful place as the best of men, leading all institutions, political and religious. This does not extend to non-Muslims or apostates.

– The state when non-Muslims are properly subdued and subservient to Muslim rule, agree to their second-class Dhimmi status, and duly pay the Jizya to their Muslim overlords.

– Truth is the accepted Islamic version of events, as laid out in the Koran and the Sunna. Anything beyond that is merely hearsay, and in many cases blasphemy. (see Lies).

Democracy – The state when Islam is the absolute law and religion, and all peoples conform to Islamic law and customs. (see Freedom).

Freedom of Speech – Freedom of speech is achieved when Muslims, and only Muslims, are free to espouse their beliefs, and non-Muslims are prohibited from commenting on or criticizing anything Islamic.
Just Society - A society ruled by Muslims under Islamic law.

- Allah’s final word, perfect and un-altered, superseding all others and the true and only guide for mankind in religion, law and politics.

Oppression - The rule of a state by non-Islamic law; actions of resistance to implementation of Islamic law and Muslim rule.
Racism - The state where anything Islamic or any Muslim is criticized or rejected.

Infidel – Any and all non-Muslims. Subject only to conversion, subjugation, or death under Islamic law.
Slavery – The rightful and lawful status of any infidel captured in battle against Islam.

Treaty – A non-binding and temporary agreement between Muslims and non-Muslims, valid only until such time as the Muslims have the power to achieve by force or other means what they have momentarily failed to achieve.

Lies – The act of hiding the truth, permissible by Islamic law for a Muslim when in fear for his safety or when it advances the cause of Islam.

With these definitions in mind, we will be better prepared to answer or debate a Muslim statement.

Cair's Message of "Peace"

In Defense of the Constitution

News & Analysis, 014/08 December 10, 2008

CAIR’s Message of “Peace”

Following the recent Islamic-terrorist attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), called for an “interfaith exchange” between Indian Hindus and Muslims.

As usual, CAIR exploits another sensational terrorist event while they ignore daily acts of Islamic terrorism – over 100 Muslim terror attacks took place in November prior to the Mumbai rampage.

In a call to action straight out of the CAIR playbook, CAIR-New York (CAIR-NY) Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali stated:

“Inter-religious exchanges are needed to help promote peace and security in the region”

CAIR, with proven ties to Islamic terrorism which includes having Islamic terrorists on staff at different periods in its short turbulent history, is the last group that should be calling for “exchanges”, let alone “Inter-religious” exchanges.

How can any group that practices Islamic supremacy presume to lecture anyone on the merits of peaceful religious exchange?


- The Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) recently had a $156 million dollar judgment upheld against it for the murder of an American citizen by Hamas terrorists. Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, CAIR founders, were top officers of the IAP.

- The Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorist group, reportedly trained the Mumbai terrorists for their recent attacks. It is recalled that Ismail Royer, the incarcerated communications officer for CAIR, is currently serving time on terrorism charges; one of the terrorist acts he admitted to was providing assistance to America-based recruits of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist organization.

There are many other examples of CAIR staffers and members supporting Islamic terrorism through fundraising, propagandizing, or aidding and abetting terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hamas.

Unlike the British Muslim group MPACUK, CAIR has yet to find the fortitude to just come out and honestly tell Americans they outright sympathize and support the many bloody efforts of Islamic terrorists.

CAIR's proven support for the objectives of Islamic terrorists and terrorist groups renders CAIR’s opinion on “interfaith exchanges” a cruel joke.

Only nobody is laughing in Mumbai ...

Obsession the Movie

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Just Have to Say..............

A Day without Gay...............HOORAY!!!

By John Wilkens

Gay rights activists in San Diego and elsewhere, hoping to sustain a grass-roots protest movement launched after the Nov. 4 passage of Proposition 8, have planned a nationwide boycott tomorrow.
The event, called Day Without a Gay, encourages gays, lesbians and their supporters to take off work, refrain from shopping and spend the day volunteering somewhere.

I am sick to death of these cry babies thinking that their sexual preferences are the most important thing on earth! Grow up out of your egotistical, self=centered, whinning and SHUT TF UP, you idiots! The people of California have voted TWICE that marriage is between a man and a woman. You already have all the rights of married men and women, so stop your hateful, vengeful destruction of marriage. SHUT TF UP! you live in a democracy and the people have voted in a constitutional amendment saying no to your whinning, bullying and hate mongering.

I say HOORAY for a day without Gay!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Your money supporting Islamic terrorism at AIG

!!! Action Alert !!!
Contact AIG Today!

Dear Readers and Lovers of Liberty


The news that AIG is now promoting Shariah-compliant products in America is spreading fast. Our friend and colleague Jeffrey Imm has been writing about this for some time now. His commentary below provides additional insight into this situation. In his commentary he urges us, as taxpayer owners of AIG, to make our disapproval of AIG's entanglement with Shariah known. We agree. Because of the government bailout of AIG we are all "shareholders" now. There are two things you can do. First, read Mr. Imm's commentary below.

Second, either call AIG or sign the online petition - or both. The preferred course of action is to place a phone call. If you can't make the time to call today, do so on Monday or Tuesday next week. There are two people we can call. Peter Tulupman is AIG's Public Relations Manager. His number is 212.770.3141. Jim Crain is listed on AIG's press release as the person to call for more information about the Shariah-compliant insurance now being offered. Mr. Crain can be reached at 617.345.4105. When you call please be respectful but unequivocal in expressing your strong disapproval with how AIG is entangling itself with Shariah.

AIG needs to hear from us. Thousands of calls into AIG will not only send a message to AIG, it will send a message to other companies that are considering or beginning to wade into the morass of Shariah-compliant finance. Let's do what we do best! ACT! today!

AIG Defies U.S. Taxpayers by Promoting Sharia in America December 4, 2008, by Jeffrey Imm, Anti-Jihad League of America

For the third month in a row, AIG is in the news regarding its promotion of Sharia-compliant finance (SCF) products, which promote the Islamic supremacist, segregationist ideology of Sharia. For a company struggling with its financial survival, it remains astounding that AIG would want to incite its American taxpayer owners by promoting products that are based on an Islamic supremacist political ideology.

In October 2008, I wrote how the U.S. government gave an $85 billion loan to AIG, without demanding divestment of its business ventures reselling Sharia mutual trusts and its AIG Takaful division selling Sharia-based insurance. In November 2008, I wrote about how the U.S. government purchased $40 billion in AIG stock, making you as a taxpayer, an owner of a company promoting Sharia through such businesses.

For two months, I have warned that AIG's Takaful division was planning to expand to offer such AIG-specific Sharia products here in the United States. Now AIG has announced that it has Sharia-based insurance products for the United States, and AIG is promoting them. On December 1, 2008, AIG announced that it was "introducing a Takaful Homeowners Policy, the first installment in Lexington Takaful Solutions, a series of Shari'ah-compliant (Takaful) product offerings in the U.S. The newly announced Takaful products are compliant with key Islamic finance tenets and based on the concept of mutual insurance."

Note that AIG indicates that such Sharia insurance products are the "first installment" in a series of Sharia products. In the AIG press release, AIG Takaful's Abdallah Kubursi expresses his pride in AIG's ability to promote Sharia within the United States, stating "This is truly a global effort on the part of AIG." This is our company, using our taxpayer dollars, to promote Islamic supremacist Sharia-based products in our country. As we are $40 billion owners in AIG, this is our problem as Americans. What is our government and AIG going to do about this?

First, let's remember what Sharia is and is not. Sharia is a legal codification of the political ideology of Islamic supremacism. This Sharia legal codification is intended to enforce discriminatory and segregationist practices against women and non-Muslims and to suppress the liberties of those living in Islamic theocracies. As a legal codification of a supremacist ideology, Sharia is incompatible with democratic values and the inalienable human right that "all men are created equal." In 2001, nearly two months before the 9/11 attacks, the European Court of Human Rights determined that Sharia law was incompatible with democracy and human rights. The President of the European Court of Human Rights stated that "the Court found that sharia was incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy as set forth in the Convention... Principles such as pluralism in the political sphere or the constant evolution of public freedoms have no place in it. According to the Court, it was difficult to declare one's respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia...".

Even British courts have ruled that Sharia is "discriminatory." In a nation such as the United States, based on the inalienable human rights of equality and liberty, why would American taxpayers seek to fund a business selling products that promote a discriminatory, segregationist, and supremacist ideology that is "incompatible with democracy and human rights"? Sharia is not merely "cultural beliefs," "religious beliefs," or "social preference." In the AIG press release, AIG's Abdallah Kubursi would have Americans believe that the goal of promoting such Sharia products is to expand "social preference."

But America has rejected those who would label supremacist values as "social preference," just as they rejected white supremacists who once called for racial segregation and discrimination. America's society, businesses, government, and law rejects supremacist ideologies. Just ask President-Elect Barack Obama. This is the same Sharia ideology that has been used by the Islamic supremacist Taliban to murder those who they believe have committed moral crimes, the same Sharia ideology that was used to murder a 13 year old girl last month who was raped in Somalia, and the same Sharia ideology supported by the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and Islamic supremacists around the world. It is the same Sharia ideology whose zakat charities have been used to fund jihadist terrorist organizations.

On September 18, 2008, Congressman Tom Tancredo's office introduced "Jihad Prevention Act" (H.R. 6975). According to the press release from his office on this bill, "the legislation would make the advocacy of Sharia law by radical Muslims already in the United States a deportable offense." But now American taxpayer dollars are being used to promote products based on Sharia? In fairness to AIG, there are many who do not understand the political Islamic supremacist nature of Sharia.

Stop Sharia Now (FAQ item 17) provides a quote regarding an "Islamic Finance conference" in New York City where an attendee asked the meaning of Sharia. One of AIG's Sharia advisors, Sheik Nizam Yaquby, ambiguously responded by stating that "Shariah is the path on which we walk, the water which we drink." Those of us who are aware that Sharia is a legal codification for all aspects of Islamic supremacist life grasp what Yaquby was trying to communicate; certainly none of the supremacist aspects of Sharia was communicated by Yaquby. It is then reported that "Not one person in the room followed up with a question. The group went back to looking at flowcharts and graphs."

So it should be little surprise that few people involved with Sharia finance products actually understand the ramifications of promoting Islamic supremacist Sharia. To give AIG an opportunity to respond to this, I called the individual listed on AIG's press release for its Sharia Takaful Homeowners Policy, Jim Crain, and talked to him about the AIG product. My impression is that AIG's Jim Crain is a businessman, and I got the distinct feeling that he was uncomfortable with being named as the AIG point of contact on a product with political connotations. I told AIG's Jim Crain about the online petition signed by over 100 individuals calling for the Federal Reserve Board and the Department of Treasury to call for AIG to divest itself of its Sharia businesses. I also told AIG's Jim Crain about how the Islamic supremacist Taliban and other groups are seeking to promote Sharia.

AIG's Jim Crain told me that he had no comment on AIG's Sharia product linkage to the Islamic supremacist Sharia ideology, but stated that with "this business venture" it was not AIG's intent "to enter into the political arena at all." Jim Crain stated that he did understand that Sharia is viewed as a political ideology, and commented "that is becoming more apparent as the days go on." (I would conclude from this that I was not the first person who has called Jim Crain about this.) He stated that "it is entirely possible" that the public is going to think that AIG is taking a political position that is pro-Sharia. Jim Crain concluded our discussion by stating "I am going to pass your concerns on to our senior management and legal." Now it is your turn. American taxpayers own $40 billion worth of AIG stock. This is your company and your responsibility to contact AIG about both its Sharia finance businesses and its efforts now to promote Sharia-based insurance in the United States. Let AIG's Jim Crain know that the calls he has gotten thus far complaining about AIG's Sharia based business is the tip of the iceberg. Jim Crain's phone number and email address are provided on the AIG press release to discuss AIG's Sharia-based Takaful Homeowners Policy. Let him know precisely what you think of it as a shareholder in AIG, and ask Jim Crain to make certain that his senior management also is aware of your concerns as well. Sign our online petition demanding that the Federal Reserve, Securities Exchange Commission, and Department of Treasury carry out their fiduciary responsibilities under H.R. 1424 to act as the Financial Stability Oversight Board in America's interest - and demand that AIG divest itself now of its Sharia businesses. This is an opportunity to make American commitment to human rights a part of how companies do business in America.

It is our responsibility to let AIG know our concerns. Let's make our voices heard on this outrage, just as we would if AIG was offering a white supremacist financial products, black supremacist financial products, or any other products or services linked to a supremacist ideology.

We need to make our voices heard because supremacism is fundamentally against the inalienable human rights of equality and liberty, as defined in America's Declaration of Independence... and declaration of our identity as well.

By the very definition of America, we are responsible for equality and liberty, and we are responsible for confronting Islamic supremacism.