Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jordan Man Honor Kills Sister Because She Was Seldom Home

And one more honor killing to add to April's list.

From Jordan:

A Jordanian has confessed to slitting his sister's throat and stabbing her 20 times in the face and chest because she was rarely home, apparently “to cleanse the family honor,” police said Tuesday.

“People last night found the body of a girl in her twenties. She had been stabbed 20 times in face and chest before she had her throat slit,” a police spokesman said.

“Police arrested her brother, who confessed to committing the crime because his sister spent so little time at the family home. His confession indicates that he sought to cleanse the family honor.”


Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in “honor killings” courts can commute or reduce sentences, particularly if the victim's family asks for leniency.


The Fatwa Show- Woman's Body Hair - Video joke of the day

There are fatwas for pretty much everything a Muslim does with his/her body (or his life) including what hair you can or cannot remove.

Different clerics and schools of thought vary slightly on certain areas of the body, and the method of removal, except for a few things that are non-negotiable:

the eyebrows - not pluckable by either men or women, even if you look like Frida Kahlo.
the pubic area and armpits- must be shaved by both men and women, and you cannot go longer than 40 days without shaving those pubic hairs. [Who would have thought!]

The following Fatwa Show video sketch pokes fun at this specific fatwa, referencing the actual fatwa by Saudi cleric Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saleh al-Othaimeen.

Other fatwa sources on body hair removal:

From IslamOnline
From Islamicity
From QuestionsOnIslam

Niqab-Clad Aussie Muslim Teen Files Complaint Over Refusal Of Service

There is no reason why a Muslim teenage girl, born and living in Australia, should be wearing a full face-veil (niqab). But Hafsah Negussie has chosen to do so and is now claiming that she was traumatized and that her rights were violated when a BP gas station attendant locked her up in the gas station and refused her service. This happened back in December, the girl is only now filing a complaint. BP has (foolishly) apologized  for the lack of service, but denies that she was locked up. I know who I would believe.

A Muslim teenager in Australia’s second-largest state of Queensland is complaining of being denied service and locked at a service station because of her face-veil (niqab).

“It's so horrific,” teenager Hafsah Negussie told Courier Mail on Monday, April 29.

"I'm Australian, I was born and raised here, I know my rights.”

The case goes back to December last year when Negussie, who dons Islamic face-veil, tried to pay for her goods at a Brisbane service station after a worker refused to serve her.

She also complained that the doors were locked by the attendant when she attempted to leave.

The incident was reported to police but no official report was filed until the Muslim teenager came forward again in April.

A company spokesman for BP service stations said the business required customers to remove helmets, hoodies or large hats before approaching the counter.

He, however, said that the policy did not extend to religious headwear, admitting that the attendant involved had misunderstood business requirements.

"This was regrettable and we wish to apologize most sincerely for this lapse,” he said.

"We are also reminding all our service station staff of our company's approach to religious headgear.”
The rest of the story here.

3,000 Fake Mahdis (Messiah) Jailed In Iran

There are over 3,000 men in Iran who claim they are The Mahdi aka The Hidden Imam aka The 12th Imam aka The Imam of Time, that "divinely guided one" who will return some day to save humanity and turn the world to the one true religion-Islam.  Well, Shia Islam, to be exact, and by whatever means necessary. These "fakes" all happen to be in jail.  

EARLIER this year Iran’s authorities arrested a score of men who, in separate incidents, claimed to be the Mahdi, a sacred figure of Shia Islam, who was “hidden” by God just over a millennium ago and will return some time to conquer evil on earth.

A website based in Qom, Iran’s holiest city, deemed the men “deviants”, “fortune-tellers” and “petty criminals”, who were exploiting credulous Iranians for alms during the Persian new-year holiday, which fell in mid-March.

Many of the fake messiahs were picked up by security men in the courtyard to the mosque in Jamkaran, a village near Qom, whose reputation as the place of the awaited Mahdi’s advent has been popularised nationwide by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When he took office in 2005 he gave the mosque $10m.

According to one psychiatrist, there is even a Mahdi-complex:
“Every month we get someone coming in, convinced he is the Mahdi,” she says. “Once a man was saying such outrageous things and talking about himself in the third person that I couldn’t help laughing. He got angry and told me I had ‘bad hijab’ and was disrespecting the ‘Imam of Time’."
Bad hijab. Ha.

The rest here.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Boston Man Lays Into Alex Jones Reporter Over False Flag Allegations

One of Alex Jones' lap dogs, Dan Bidondi, shows up with his press badge and a camera to ask the people of Boston some questions about the Boston Marathon bombings (which Jones and other conspiracy nutters believe was an FBI conspiracy False Flag event), and gets a tongue lashing by a local who filmed the whole encounter.

Language warning.

Source: Mediaite

Saudi Woman To Get Flogged For Mistakenly Promoting Shia Islam Via Text

Muslims have no tolerance. Shiites hate Sunnis, Sunnis hate Shiites, they both hate the Ahmadis, Ishmailis and all the other Islamic sects that exist as offshoots of Islam. In countries that have a dominant sect as its ruling religion all others are persecuted, marginalized, and discriminated against. In Saudi Arabia, which promotes an ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam "Wahhabism", you can get flogged for being a Shia Muslim. It's not allowed.

A Saudi woman has been sentenced to eight lashes by a court in Qatif for mistakenly sending a text message allegedly promoting the Shiite branch of Islam.

The 30-year-old woman, identified only as YH, has been pronounced guilty for sending an SMS to another Saudi woman, containing a group of telephone numbers under the name 'Shiite Islamic religious services'.

One phone number apparently led to Ayatollah Sistani, Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric who is renowned throughout the Gulf for his learned counsel on Islamic law.

The Saudi Arabian state is a staunch adherent to the Sunni branch of Islam, and publicly disparages the Shia sect. Shia Muslims are not allowed to practice their faith, or even profess their sectarian beliefs in private.

The act of calling people for Shiism, or openly advocating the Shia faith, has been pronounced as haram (forbidden and despicable in Arabic) by the Attorney General, who publicly demanded that YH be severely punished.

The sentence was eventually conferred by judge Davoud Mohammad al-Davoud, who, according to local sources, is an extremist sectarian with a history of harsh judgements.

Obviously the recipient of the text message tattled on this woman.

The woman contested but  lost.

If Muslims can't even respect fellow Muslims, how can we expect them to respect those of other faiths.

Lebanon Caves To Boycott Pressure- Bans Lebanese Film Partly Shot In Israel

Censorship is alive and well in Lebanon.  Apparently, an award-winning film by a Lebanese director has been banned because some scenes were filmed in Tel Aviv with Israeli actors.  On his Facebook page, Ziad Doueiri said of the decision to ban his movie "The Attack":

“I regret to inform you that the Interior Minister of Lebanon, Minister (Marwan) Charbel, has decided to punish us and the film by banning it... claiming that the reason for the rejection is that I, Ziad Doueiri, had spent time in Israel filming. To set things straight, I did shoot part of the film in Tel Aviv because this is where part of the story takes place. I used Israeli actors because also these were the artistic choices that I have made. And I have no regret and no apologies whatsoever.”
Apparently, Lebanese officials caved under pressure from the Israel Boycott Office of the Arab League.

According to Charbel:

“We had no problem with the movie but when we received the protest letter... we could not oppose” the request."

Based on a novel by Algerian Yasmina Khadra, the film- which garnered multiple awards at the COLCOA French Film Festival- is about an Israeli doctor who finds out his wife was the suicide bomber in an attack in Tel Aviv.

Doueiri is not happy with the decision:

Doueiri dismissed the ban as “foolish and unfair,” and noted that several Palestinian films shot in Israel with Israeli actors “and even with Israeli financing…were allowed to screen in Lebanon.”

“Why them and not this film? Are the Lebanese supposed to carry the Palestinian flag higher than the Palestinians themselves?” Doueiri asked.
 The rest here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Hypocrisy of Firing Lesbian Phys-Ed Teacher From Catholic High School

A little hypocrisy from the Catholic Church.

After 19 years with Bishop Watterson High School Carla Hale, a lesbian phys-ed teacher, was fired because of her sexuality.

The private life of former Bishop Watterson High School educator Carla Hale became public when her female partner was listed as a surviving family member in her mother’s obituary.
Soon after the article was published, a parent anonymously notified the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus about Hale’s sexuality.

The outraged parent wrote:

"I was shocked by what I saw. It had her teacher's name and that of her 'spouse' listed. It was two females. How can the Diocese of Columbus allow this?" 

Hale was pink-slipped a week later.  Her attorney filed a grievance and Hale met with school Principal Marian Hutson as the first step in that process.

The reason she was given for being fired, in the initial termination letter, was:

"Your written spousal relationship violates the moral laws of the Catholic Church."

Um, the rampant pedophilia within the priesthood violates moral laws, and yet pedophile priests have been shuffled around parishes for decades.  Had she been messing around with young girls I would say fire her ass and jail her, but that's not the case.

After Hales meeting with Hutson, and in response to the grievance, Hutson insisted the firing had nothing to do with her being gay, but rather her "spousal situation."

The Diocese also responded to criticism for the firing:

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus sent the following statement to ABC 6/FOX 28 regarding Hale's firing: "Personnel matters remain confidential by policy of the Diocese of Columbus, and thus cannot be discussed in specific terms by diocesan staff, even cases that are working their way through grievance procedures and/or have gained significant publicity. "However, what can be said in general terms is that all Catholic school personnel at the outset of their employment agree that they will abide by the rules, regulations, and policies of the Catholic Diocese, including respecting the moral values advanced by the teachings of Christ. "The Catholic Church respects the fundamental dignity of all persons, but also must insist that those in its employ respect the tenets of the Church. Personnel who choose to publicly espouse relationships or principles that are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church cannot, ultimately, remain in the employ of the Church."

If this is the case, then they do have a right to fire someone who does not abide by their tenets. However, it's still hypocrisy.

Hale has had overwhelming support from the community and students, and a petition was created on asking for her to be reinstated:

 “Reinstate faculty member Carla Hale and apologize for discriminating against her on the basis of sexuality.”
“She was a teacher who cared for her students and treated each one with respect. The diocese, however, did not reciprocate that respect in its treatment of her.” 

Other sources: ABC22NOW, ABC6

How Easy Is It To Register To Vote In Colorado- Without ID?

Brandon Morse from Revealing Politics sets out to register to vote in Colorado without an ID.  See how easy it is.

The Colorado legislature is in the midst of considering a bill to pass same day voter registration, so if Brandon had done this on election day, he would have subsequently been given a ballot and could have voted.

Watch video here.

Taliban Chop Off Hands And Feet of Afghan Drivers Working For Company Helping NATO

Two young Afghan drivers for a private security company are abducted by the Taliban, held for almost a month, and wind up having their right hand and left foot chopped off.  Taliban militants claim the men were thieves and deserved the punishment, as per Shariah law.  The men and their family say it's because they were working for a company helping NATO forces, and they refused Taliban demands that the men carry out a bomb attack at company headquarters.

Now who would you believe?

Faiz Ahmad says his life has become meaningless since the Taliban robbed him of his ability to work last week by chopping off his right hand and his left foot.

The 25-year-old driver from western Afghanistan is now recovering at Herat Regional Hospital after a hellish, monthlong ordeal as a captive of the Taliban.

"I have become useless," he says. "I can't do anything with my life anymore. I can't be involved in any professions as I could before when I was able to do anything. I used to be able to farm and I was very good at driving."

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi has confirmed that Taliban militants abducted Faiz and his friend, 22-year-old driver Zarin, a month ago from their village in the province's Rabat Sangi district.

He also has confirmed that Taliban militants cut off the right hand and left foot of each man after holding them captive for four weeks.

Read the entire story on RFE/RL.

Hizb ut-Tahrir Reaffirms Its Goal: Abolish Democracy And Establish A Global Caliphate

In response to a drone attack in Pakistan, Hizb ut-Tahrir just re-affirmed its goal of abolishing Democracy and capitalism and establishing a global caliphate (Khilafah) in Pakistan and elsewhere:

 Hizb ut-Tahrir's constitution and vast collection of books and documents on the Khilafah, all established upon Islamic evidences, are for implementation from the moment it comes to power. Hizb ut-Tahrir is the only political party in the entire world that has six decades of experience in exposing, challenging and foiling the Western colonialist plans. It has armies of brave, defiant and capable politicians, skilled Islamic jurists, for the implementation of Islam, which Pakistan's press has accurately described as a "shadow government," ready to rule. It has a presence throughout the Muslim World and is capable of delivering its promise to unify the entire Muslim World as a single state, a Khilafah for the entire Ummah. And it alone has a global leader who has with wisdom and dynamism brought the Ummah to the very brink of real change, Shaikh Ata Ibnu Khalil Abu Arrashtah, the Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir. It is time for the end of Kayani, American stooges, capitalism and Democracy. Now is the time for Sheikh Ata, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Islam and its Khilafah. So officers of the armed forces of Pakistan, it is upon you to grant the Nussrah to Hizb ut-Tahrir for the immediate establishment of the Khilafah, so the real change that Pakistan needs can take place.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamic organization and political party.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is a political party whose ideology is Islam. Its objective is to resume the Islamic way of life by establishing an Islamic State that executes the systems of Islam and carries its call to the world. Hizb ut-Tahrir has prepared a party culture that includes a host of Islamic rules about life’s matters. The party calls for Islam in its quality as an intellectual leadership from which emanates the systems that deals with all man’s problems, political, economic, cultural and social among others. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a political party that admits to its membership men and women, and calls all people to Islam and to adopt its concepts and systems. It views people according to the viewpoint of Islam no matter how diverse their nationalities and their schools of thought were. 

They don't just want Islam to dominate in Muslim regions, they want Islam to dominate the whole world.

From the American Hizb ut-Tahrir website:

The Aim of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Its aim is to resume the Islamic way of life and to convey the Islamic da'wah to the world. This objective means bringing the Muslims back to living an Islamic way of life in Dar al-Islam and in an Islamic society such that all of life's affairs in society are administered according to the Shari'ah rules, and the viewpoint in it is the halal and the haram under the shade of the Islamic State, which is the Khilafah State. That state is the one in which Muslims appoint a Khaleefah and give him the bay'ah to listen and obey on condition that he rules according to the Book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and on condition that he conveys Islam as a message to the world through da'wah and jihad.

The Party, as well, aims at the correct revival of the Ummah through enlightened thought. It also strives to bring her back to her previous might and glory such that she wrests the reins of initiative away from other states and nations, and returns to her rightful place as the first state in the world, as she was in the past, when she governs the world according to the laws of Islam.

It also aims to bring back the Islamic guidance for mankind and to lead the Ummah into a struggle with Kufr, its systems and its thoughts so that Islam encapsulates the world.

And they complain about Western colonialism and U.S. imperialism.

And they wonder why there are so many "Islamophobes" in the Western world.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saudi Arabia's Anti Domestic Abuse Ad Campaign

"Some things can’t be covered – fighting women’s abuse together."

Is this why the niqab and burka are so popular in Muslim countries?    They would like us to believe that there is little domestic abuse in Islam, but this just isn't so. At least Saudi Arabia is finally acknowledging the problem with an anti-domestic violence ad campaign.

The slogan simply reads: “Some things can’t be covered – fighting women’s abuse together.”
The campaign is backed by the King Khalid Charitable Foundation and aims to “provide legal protection for women and children from abuse in Saudi Arabia.”
In literature for the advert, it admits “the phenomenon of battered women in Saudi Arabia is much greater than apparent”, and encourages Saudis to report cases of violence at locations around the Kingdom including Madinah, Najran, Makkah and Riyadh.

They should add court-mandated domestic violence therapy for the perpetrators, like they do in the US.  And ban niqabs while they're at it.

Arab Spring - Cartoon Joke of the Day

This pretty much sums it up, as far as women go.

Tunisian Husband Forced Wife To Wear Niqab, She Kills Their Baby

How tragic is this.

A Tunisian woman stabbed her two-month old daughter to death to punish her husband for forcing her to wear the niqab, or full-face Islamic veil, Arabic newspaper Al Jomhouria reported Wednesday.

The family lives in M'hamdia, in the Ben Arous governorate.

The woman confessed the murder to police, explaining why she did it. 
You have to wonder would this have happened prior to the Arab Spring? It seems that the inherent chauvinism of the Muslim faith has emboldened many of the men in what once were secular countries. They now feel they have the right to control their women, with Islamic law to back them up.  Wherever Islam rules, women's rights take a huge nosedive.

Source: Ansamed

Latest Honor Killings- April, 2013

The latest honor killings for April 2013.

In Pakistan: Father kills 16-year-old daughter Kainaat and her boyfriend because he saw them in "an objectionable state", which could mean something as simple as holding hands. No shotgun marriage for those poor teens, death was preferable. Sad thing is the boy, Bilal Khan, was able to escape- even though he was shot in the back- and ran into a neighbours house, they shoved him back out and he was shot dead.

In Afghanistan: A 25-year-old married woman was killed after she ran away from home with a stranger. Probably escaping from an abusive marriage. She was publicly executed after she was found guilty by the local council and religious clerics.

In Gilgit-Baltistan:  Yes, I had to google.  In northern Pakistan, Qasim, a 45-year-old man murdered his 40-year-old sister. He turned himself in, claiming it was an honor killing. No reason why. Punishment for honor killings isn't as severe, so he could be lying about the "honor" part to get off with a lighter sentence.

Let's not forget this one, again in Pakistan, where two sisters were killed by their brothers.

Or this pregnant Jordanian woman who was killed along with her unborn baby,

And that's just the ones we hear about.

Muslim Violence After Egyptian Muslim Girl Runs Off With Coptic Christian Man

No problem if a Christian or other non-Muslim woman converts to Islam for a man, even if it's forced as often happens in countries like Pakistan. But woe betide both the Muslim woman who converts to Christianity and the Christians in the community that facilitated the conversion.

An Egyptian security official and a priest say police fired tear gas and clashed with a stone-throwing mob of Muslims who had surrounded a Coptic Church in anger over an inter-faith romance.

The Muslim protesters accuse the church of helping to secret away 21-year-old Rana el-Shazli, believed to have converted to Christianity before fleeing her small town with a Coptic Christian man to Turkey.

The alleged romance ignited sectarian tension in Wasta, a rural town in Beni Suef province, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Cairo. Clashes flared anew on Friday after weekly Muslim prayers.

For more than a month, Muslims have attacked churches over the incident and forced Christians to close their shops in the town.
Source: Al Arabiya

Friday, April 26, 2013

Think Again About Photo Copying Any Personal Info On Public Machines

This is terribly disturbing. I had no idea that copy machines have what is essentially a hard drive that stores images of everything that has been scanned, faxed, copied or emailed.  When those used machines get sold, identity thieves potentially have a goldmine of personal information to use against us.  We have a choice not to xerox anything personal on copy machines in places like Office Depot or Staples, but what about the machines in our doctors' offices, the DMV, our banks?  We have no control over that.

I'm not sure how old this report is, but I can't imagine that much has been done.

Brit MP George Galloway Claims US and The West Is Threatening North Korea

British M.P. George Galloway, notorious anti-Semite, claims Americans and the West are the aggressors and the ones who are threatening North Korea not the DPRK.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

FAU Professor James Tracy- Boston Bombing A "Mass-Casualty Drill" Like Sandy Hook

So, I've been wondering what the nutjob conspiracy theorists might come up with for a good reason the Boston Marathon Bombing could be classified as a "False Flag event." They've all been talking about it, but no-one had elaborated on what exactly might prompt the government (or other nefarious, covert organization) to kill innocents. Sandy Hook and all the other recent gun massacres- including Aurora - were blamed on the government's aim at de-arming the American people. But in Boston it was several bombs placed in pressure cookers, not a bunch of assault rifles.

So what was it?  FAU professor James Tracy, that same fool who questioned the Sandy Hook massacre, has the same ludicrous ideas for what happened in Boston, and he shares those with us on his personal blog 'Memory Hole'. A tenured associate professor of communications- so they can't fire him- believes that this was a "mass-casualty drill, which for training purposes are designed to be as lifelike as possible" using crisis actors, and yes they do exist. He doesn't even think that the bombs or injuries were real.

And the reason:

The upshot will be a continued program of more intensified repression at taxpayer expense alongside a corresponding erosion of civil liberties. All the while, future terror-inducing events magnified through the corporate news media’s falsifying prism reinforce our cursed tendency to welcome the illusion—to define first, and then see.
It's interesting to note that most of these false-flag event conspiracy theorists happen to be Ron Paul devotees, although I'm not sure if Tracy is or not.

After the Jesus-stomping incident, by another FAU professor, and the claims of anti-Semitism on campus, the university is going to have to pay students to attend.


Government Waste: Grant To Study Voice Therapy For Transgenders

More wasteful government spending:

$152,500 federal government grant to study "voice therapy" for transgenders.

The National Institutes of Health grant goes to George Washington University.

The story.

Sudan Cleric Blames Israel For The Boston/Texas Bombings and Iran Earthquake

Sudanese cleric  Sheik Abd al-Jalil al-Karouri implies that Israel was behind the Boston and Texas bombings,  because "no-one knows who is behind these events." Guess he hasn't been watching the news. The Texas explosion, was just that, an explosion. The Boston Marathon bombings were perpetrated by two fellow Muslims of Chechen heritage, admittedly so. Of course, we have our own idiots blaming every recent act of violence on false-flag operations, often blaming it on "the Zionists". In fact, there were people blaming Sandy Hook, and the Boston Marathon bombings on the Zionists. If we have ignoramuses here, what can one expect of a Muslim cleric in the Sudan.

And the earthquake in Iran, yep, that's Israel too. This earthquake was not caused by God, nope, this one was 'artificial', and the beginning of what he calls the "earthquake wars".

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was On Welfare In 2012

The latest on the Chechen refugee Boston Marathon bomber brothers and their family:  the ingrates were receiving welfare benefits. The parents- while they were still living in the US, and Tamerlan, his wife Katherine Russell and their daughter- up until 2012. They lost the benefits because they no longer qualified since Katherine was busting her ass as a home healthcare worker while hubby spent his days self-radicalizing, and learning how to make bombs.

The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.
Relatives and news reports have indicated that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s descent into extremist Islam began around 2008 or 2009, when the ethnic Chechen met a convert identified only as “Misha,” began to become more devout, and sought out jihadist and conspiracy theorist websites, and the rabidly anti-Semitic propaganda tract, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”
Looks like he managed to radicalize his mum, too.

His uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev said it was around that time his nephew gave up drinking and was devoting himself to “God’s business,” while Tamerlan’s mother, now wearing a hijab — an Islamic headscarf — began relating conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to her cosmetology clients that she said her son had told her.

The rest on the Boston Herald. Kudos to them for delving into this, even after the Department of Transitional Assistance was refusing to divulge any information. As it is, they haven't released much.

Muslim Hijab Should Be As English As Bangers and Mash- St George's Day message

Saint George of St. George and The Dragon fame, and patron saint of England, had his celebration yesterday. 

Born to a Greek Christian family in Lydda, Palestine long before the Muslims laid claim to the land,  George set off and joined the Roman army. He was much  respected by the Emperor of the time, Diocletian, until Dio decided to have all his Christian soldiers arrested, forcing all others to offer sacrifices to the Roman Gods. George denounced the edict in front of his fellow soldiers, and his eventual demise came after he still refused to renounce his Christian faith in spite of Diocletian's bribes of land, slaves and money. He was martyred (beheaded) on April 23rd, 303AD.

Since the crusaders used St. George as their symbol- and so do some far-right groups in the UK- a bunch of religious leaders and organizations decided in order not to offend the Muslim population of good old England they would make some statements to promote inclusiveness:  they want hijabs to be as English as bangers and mash. For those who might not know, bangers and mash are a typical meal of sausages and mashed potatoes.

The Christian Muslim Forum, the Muslim Council of Britain, the City Sikhs Network, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, among others, said:
‘We want to promote a new, relaxed and confident English national identity. A place where a hijab is as welcome as bangers and mash, and no one is attacked for their race, religion – or lack thereof – or any other belief.’
"Although the Crusaders used the Cross of St George, St George actually lived before the birth of Islam and should not be associated with any hatred of Muslims. He is respected by many people in the Middle East because of his origins there."

They believe St. George has been co-opted by the "extreme right" groups including the English Defence League and the British National Party (BNP), and by George,

 ‘St George needs to take his rightful place as a symbol of inclusivity.

In addition to the above mentioned groups a declaration was signed by:

Three Faiths Forum, Faith Matters, Hope Not Hate and the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board.

From the Huffpo:

Fiyaz Mughal, director of Faith Matters, told HuffPost UK: "The Far Right do not realise that St George was part Greek and his mother came from the city of Lydda in Palestine.
"He actually epitomises what Britain now is, a vibrant multi-community country and Christians and many Muslims in the Middle East value the symbolism of St George.
"So we all have to reclaim it from the hatred, anger and violence of Far Right groups like the EDL who do not even know what it symbolises.”

There are plenty of Muslims in England who should take that whole "inclusivity" and letting go of hatred, anger and violence preaching to heart.

Sources: and  Huffpo

Pregnant Jordanian Woman Honor Killed- Throat and Belly Slit Open

Pregnant women have had their stomachs horrifically sliced open and their unborn babies removed by crazed strangers who wanted a child of their own but couldn't.  In Jordan, the same thing happened to a young woman, but it wasn't a stranger who murdered her, it was possibly family members who slit her throat and belly in what is thought to be an "honor" killing. At least the police believe so.  After she was butchered, she was thrown into a garbage bin like trash and set on fire in a town near Amman.

According to a police spokesman:

"The belly of the woman, in her twenties, was cut open and we could see her four-month-old unborn child, who was dead too. Investigations are still under way."
There are witnesses:

Witnesses said they saw two men, driving a truck, pull up to the dumpster before throwing in the body and setting it on fire with a flammable liquid.

How sad.

Source: NY Daily News

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Al Qaeda Militants Get the Spa Treatment For Rehab

In the hopes of rehabilitating Al Qaeda terrorists, incarcerated militants will be getting first class prison accommodations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They'll be getting spa treatments, exercise in an Olympic-sized indoor pool, access to a sauna, gym, a TV room, and even 2 day conjugal visits with their wives (if they're good), along with the intense counseling officials hope will make them nicer people.

The new complex is the work of the Prince Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care, a body set up seven years ago to rehabilitate extremists jailed during a Saudi crackdown on the local branch of Al-Qaeda.
“Just under 3,000 [Islamist prisoners] will have to go through one of these centers before they can be released,” interior ministry spokesman General Mansur al-Turki told AFP during a tour of the new center.

They have so many militants, there are plans for three more facilities to add to the two that already exist. The other one is in Jeddah, but the Riyadh one is the luxury facility which will house 228 inmates, all from the "deviant group", a euphemism for Al-Qaeda extremists.

The plan for those 228 lucky ones:

During the day, the prisoners will attend seminars on religious affairs, aimed at steering them away from thoughts of jihad.

“In order to fight terrorism, we must give them an intellectual and psychological balance... through dialogue and persuasion,” said the director of the rehabilitation centers, Said al-Bishi.

He said a total of 2,336 Al-Qaeda prisoners have now been through Saudi rehabilitation schemes.

“The percentage of those who rejoin the deviant minority does not exceed 10 percent,” Bishi said, a proportion he described as “encouraging.”

Of course, there are detractors who believe that the religious counseling part of the rehabilitation programme is too similar to Al-Qaeda's, and that there have been those who returned to the jihadist battlefield, like Saeed al-Shehri, after being 'rehabilitated.' I guess the allure of jihad and the eventual 72 virgins has more appeal than all those massages, laps around the pool, and those conjugal visits with one of their wives might have.

Social scientist Khaled al-Dakheel told AFP:

“We cannot know if the program will succeed in eradicating terrorism and extremism."
“There must be pluralism and an acknowledgement of the rights of others to be different.”
That certainly doesn't exist in Saudi Arabian Wahhabism.

Source: Al Arabiya.

Egyptian Cleric al-Qaradawi Boycotts Interfaith Conference In Qatar

Egyptian Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi refused to attend the 8th Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue conference in Doha, Qatar because there would be Jews there.

“I decided not to participate so I wouldn’t sit at the same platform alongside Jews who still violate Palestine and destroy mosques and as long as the Palestinian issue has not been resolved,” Qaradawi told the Al-Arab daily of Qatar.
“There is no more injustice than what the Jews have caused to our people in Palestine.”
The rest here.

What part of "interfaith" does he not comprehend?

And this man has a show on Al-Jazeera, and is considered a moderate.

Katherine Russell, The Hijabi Wife of Boston Bomber Jihadi Tamerlan Tsarnaev

While MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry argues about the irrelevance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his wicked brother Dzokhar's Islamic faith- since "there is no evidence suggesting the suspected attackers may have embraced a radicalized version of Islam"more information is emerging indicating the bombers were not your run-of-the-mill secular Muslims. As much as liberals would like to believe.

The boys' mum started wearing a hijab in recent years, and Tamerlan's young Christian-turned-Muslim wife and mother of his child, Katherine Russell, also started wearing full Islamic garb.  Non-religious Muslims don't wear hijab nor do their husbands expect them to. Not to say that all religious Muslims are radicalized, but I would venture to say they could be one step away from that.

As for Tamerlan's wife, if we can believe her lawyer Amato DeLuca, it turns out that Katherine had no clue her husband was plotting to blow up innocent people.  Apparently she was too busy working her butt off as a home health care aide 70 - 80 hours per week, while her hubby took care of their 3-year-old daughter Zahara, and worked out the details of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack with his little bro.

According to DeLuca:

“When this allegedly was going on, she was working, and had been working all week to support her family."
Who knows if this is true or not, at least her lack of knowledge, but it's a little hard to believe that she would be so totally clueless since she lived in the same cramped apartment.

The DailyMail has some interesting information, as does AP's Big Story, on Katherine and how she became involved with Tamerlan. According to friends and others, this promising artist was dominated and influenced by her religious husband, a man she married in spite of being violently beaten up by him in 2009.

Too bad she took the wrong fork in the road when she married Tamerlan.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Boston Bombers' Muslim Faith Irrelevant Says MSNBC'S Melissa Harris-Perry

Typical liberal-speak on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show regarding the Boston bombers.

Harris-Perry and her panel believe that the Muslim faith of the Tsarnaev brothers should have no bearing in the investigation into the Boston Marathon massacre. To do so is merely demonizing the "other", since "there is no evidence suggesting the suspected attackers may have embraced a radicalized version of Islam."  No? I guess she hasn't been keeping abreast of all the information that has been pouring in from the FBI, some family members and others.

Panel member Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson said

“[Americans] fill in the blanks with the stereotypes… we fill in the blanks with what makes us feel most comfortable that this was an exceptional, extraordinary case that happened because they are this.”

Indeed. Imagine had they been conservative, white men who were responsible.  Melissa Harris-Perry would most definitely be singing a different tune.

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Source: The Blaze

The Boston Bomber Tsarnaev Brothers - Who Influenced Whom

A Huffington Post article on the terrorist Tsarnaev brothers has some interesting details about the Chechen immigrants, and who influenced whom. It appears that the mother and Tamerlan and Dzokhar gradually became increasingly more religious in recent years. So if there were any doubts about the kids not being radicalized this should put those to rest.

From a woman who used to get facials from the mum, Zubeidat, at the Tsarnaev house:

In a blog entry, Kilzer's daughter, Alyssa, suggested that the mother became increasingly religious as their acquaintance progressed. For instance, she began wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim headscarf.

"She started to refuse to see boys that had gone through puberty, as she had consulted a religious figure and he had told her it was sacrilegious," Alyssa Kilzer wrote. "She was often fasting. She told me that she had cried for days when her oldest son, Tamerlan, told her that he wanted to move out, going against her culture's tradition of the son staying in the house with the mother until marriage."

She said the mother also expressed some rather strident views about the U.S. government. But it was difficult to know who was influencing whom in the household.

"During this facial session she started quoting a conspiracy theory, telling me that she thought 9-11 was purposefully created by the American government to make America hate Muslims," Alyssa Kilzer wrote. "`It's real,' she said. `My son knows all about it. You can read on the internet.'"
Others discuss the change in the boys, including their uncle Ruslan Tsarni, and events that point to radicalization.

Read the article here.

74 Afghan School Girls Allegedly Poisoned

The Taliban are allegedly poisoning school girls again in Afghanistan. A common occurrence in a country with elements that want women to remain uneducated, this time around 74 girls in the Bibi Maryam school in Taluqan, Takhar province, became sick after smelling a noxious gas. The girls were transported to the local hospital to determine what sickened them. Hospital head, Dr. Jamil Frotan said:

"We have already sent samples of their blood to the Ministry of Public Health and it will soon become clear what the reason for their illness was."

Most of the girls were released, although several are in critical condition. Another girls school in that area was targeted three days earlier, and that poison attack sent a dozen or so to the hospital. No one is claiming responsibility for the two attacks, but it's quite obvious who the perpetrators are.

Last year Takhar experienced numerous poison attacks including 160 girls who were poisoned at the Ahan Dara Girls' High School, and 120 girls and several teachers at a different school.

The fact that women regained their rights to an education, employment and voting in 2001, it hasn't stopped the Taliban from preventing them from doing so.  And the few rights that women have gained, Post Taliban, are going to quickly fade away once we totally pull out of the country.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bill Maher: "Liberal Bullsh*t" Comparing Islamic Violence To Christianity

The only thing that liberal Bill Maher can be lauded for:  his views on radical Islam. He knows the danger and isn't afraid to discuss it.

On his HBO's "Real Time", Maher gets into it with fellow liberal CSU-San Bernardino professor Brian Levin- of the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism.

Since Levin studies "crazy people who do terrible things", Maher wondered how people like the eldest Boston terrorist bomber could hold two  contradictory mindsets, citing his Internet profile that stated his world view as Islam, and his personal priorities as career and money.  He then mentioned the 9/11 hijackers who visited strip clubs the night before they boarded the plane. Cutting him off, Levin launched into a diatribe about it not being just an Islamic issue.  Maher then called Levin's contention that it's not only Muslims who are hypocritical and do "wacky things"- "liberal bullshit."

“You know what, yeah, yeah,” Maher said. “You know what — that’s liberal bullshit right there … they’re not as dangerous. I mean there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So you know, I’m just saying let’s keep it real.”
In comparing religions, Maher asked could they do "The Book of Islam" -referring to the play "The Book of Mormon" currently running on Broadway. We all know the answer to that question, Levin does not.

Bill Maher was the clear winner in that debate.

Here's the full interview.

H/T Blazing Catfur

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saudi Florida Family Had Ties To People Connected To 9/11 Terrorists- Declassified FBI Report

In 2001, Saudi Abdulaziz al-Hijji was living with his family in an upscale luxury home in a gated community in Sarasota, on the east coast of Florida. In late August of that year, the family suddenly disappeared, abandoning the home, three cars (one of them brand spanking new) expensive clothing and jewelry, toys, diapers a fridge full of food, fruit on the kitchen table and other items.  We all know what happened 2 weeks later on 9/11.  There has been speculation that the al-Hijji family had indirect ties to at least  three of the terrorists responsible for hijacking those planes that September day, and newly (partially) declassified FBI documents seem to confirm that notion, contradicting the 'official' FBI story that the al-Hiji's had no connection whatsoever.

One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away.

Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the hijacker-pilot of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
The names, addresses and dates of birth of the three individuals tied to the flight school were blanked out before the records were released to amid ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation.

The information in the documents runs counter to previous FBI statements. It also adds to concerns raised by official investigations but never fully explored, that the full truth about Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks has not yet been told.

Read the full story on the Miami Herald. It's terribly disturbing.

It does make one wonder about the original Saudi 'person of interest' in the Boston Marathon Bombing Massacre. Quickly ruled out as a suspect, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi was rumored to be deported next week, although Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has denied that possibility. I'm not questioning the guilt of the two Chechen brothers, but were there others involved, and could it possibly have been Alharbi after all?

H/T: Israpundit

Video: Liberal Canadian Apologist Mead-Ward On The Boston Terrorist Bombing

Liberal Canadian apologist Marianne Mead-Ward with David Menzies on "The Rumble" with Michael Coren discussing the Boston Marathon Bombing Massacre and Islamic terrorism profiling.

Words Marianne uses in reference to the Boston bombing:

"mischief" "mayhem"  "boredom"  "apathy"

Watch the show on Sun News network. Watch Menzies and Coren own Mead-Ward.

Source: SDAMatt2a YouTube Channel

Video- Syrian UN Rep Talks About Rape of Women and Jordanian Cleric's Fatwa Encouraging It

The following video has two separate clips, the first is a speech by a Syrian envoy, Bashar al-Jaafri, at the United Nation  accusing the Islamist rebel forces in Syria of killing, raping, sexually assaulting and using these women and girls as sex slaves because of fatwas issued by Gulf state clerics. He also condemns the U.N. for standing by and doing nothing.

The second clip is of Jordanian Salafi cleric Yasir al-Ajlouni (who lived in Syria for 17 years) explaining one of those "sexual jihad" or "intercourse marriage" fatwas encouraging the Free Syrian Army rebels and Jihadist co-fighters to capture and enslave non-Sunni women in what he terms "Right Hand Property." He would like us to think that the goal of the "Right Hand Property" is to protect the honor of the woman who is forced into sexual slavery.  No matter how they sugarcoat it, it's still Islam-sanctioned rape.

He goes on to ask: "How do we deal with the woman that was made captive by the "Free Syrian Army" or by the Mujahideen?"  Islam has the answer with the "Right Hand Property" ruling that allows for sexual slavery during wars with the enemies of Islam. And the Syrian Alawites are considered just that- enemies.

How civilized. Capture and rape the women of your enemy, but their honor will remain intact because Islam says it's permitted through "Right Hand Property."

Friday, April 19, 2013

NPR- Right-Wingers Big On Hitler's Birthday Likely Responsible For Boston Bombings

Revealing Politics has posted their latest video. A snippet of Dina Temple-Raston on NPR's "All Things Considered"  regarding the Boston Marathon bombing:  it's more than likely a domestic, extremist attack because April is "a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals.  There's the Columbine anniversary. There's Hitler's birthday. There's the Oklahoma City Bombing. The assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco."

Hitler's birthday??

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Belgian Police Raid Homes Of Salafists Recruiting Teens For Syria

The Belgian police force raided around 48 houses searching for Salafi Muslim extremists who are thought to be recruiting jihadists to fight in Syria. "Shariah for Belgium" (although disbanded) is behind the recruiting efforts.  Dozens of teens have already left to fight.  Shariah for Belgium's aim is to overthrow the Belgian government and establish an Islamic caliphate there.

500 EU nationals are thought to be fighting in Syria, or between 8 and 10% of the rebels forces.

What the government fears is that these youth will return to Belgium- after being trained and radicalized in Syria- ready, willing and able to harm the Belgian people. Maybe they should just not allow them back in the country.

Egyptian Salafist- Boston Bombing Was A Message, and All Infidels Deserve To Be Destroyed

Egyptian Salafi cleric Sheikh Murgan Salem al-Gohary (the same man who advocated demolishing the great Pyramids) commented on the Boston Marathon massacre, saying that if it was the mujahideen, it was a message to

"America and the West: We are still alive. Contrary to what you say, we have not died."  

But he doesn't believe it was al-Qaeda linked since it was

"extremely amateurish. The standards of al-Qaeda are much higher." 

In other words, had it been an al-Qaeda operation there would have been many more dead and injured.

He also claims he did not have the honor of being a member of al-Qaeda, but he knew all those involved, including Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri, and that they were like family.

 "I am happy and proud to have been a friend of these brothers."  

He calls the terrorists who have taken the "war" to American turf "courageous heroes."

He warns Westerners (France, the U.S. and the whole Western world) that they are "facing a deluge, and they will be destroyed."

He goes on to say:

"...that the path of al-Qaeda is the path of the Quran, which calls upon (Muslims) to wage Jihad against infidels who attack them, and intervene in their affairs. This is the path of Islam and the Quran, and not something invented by Osama Bin Laden. [snip] It was sent down by Allah, and anyone who thinks he can defeat this path is delusional."

The host then asks the Sheikh who he considers to be an infidel.

"Anyone who does not accept Islam. They are either original infidels, like the Jews and Christians, or apostates, like the secularists, liberals, Communists or Socialists. Whoever does not accept Islam is an infidel. Allah said so, not me."
So there you have it, anyone who is not a Muslim is an infidel, and we all deserve to die.

And they let this man live freely in Egypt.

Watch video.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Actor Jay Mohr Blames Boston Bombing On Gun Culture

Here's one for the "stupid actor" category.

Jay Mohr (Jay who?) actor/comedian of "Jerry Maguire" fame responded to the Boston Marathon tragedy on his Twitter feed with:

“What bothers me most about today is that we’re getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change."
Uh, what does an IED have to do with the gun debate? A pressure cooker stuffed with bomb making material is not the same thing as a gun.  Yes, I agree this culture of violence must stop, but it has nothing to do with the Second Amendment.

Apparently, he received a lot of flak for his weet, and responded to the criticism with follow-up tweets:

“Newtown tragedy was gun violence. Where are u maniacs coming from. I’m just stating that its so sad we’re getting used to watching it on tv.”
Ya, Jay, Newton was gun violence, Boston was not. Dylan Quick stabbed a bunch of people at a Texas college with a knife. Point being that if someone is intent on harming others, there are many ways of doing that besides guns.

Not wanting to be blamed for politicizing, he wrote:
“No politics here at all." “Just sick of watching bloodshed on tv. It’s become reality tv and we’re becoming numb. Amazed at pro gun responses”
Yeah, it's politics.  Had it been another gun massacre, maybe he'd have a point, but it wasn't.  This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, and all to do with the evil that exists in this world.

Source: Daily Caller

Hamas Destroys Part Of UNESCO Site To Make Room For Terror Camp

Anthedon Harbor in Gaza has been around for 3,000 years. UNESCO has placed it on its tentative list of ancient treasures, but it obviously didn't have much worth to the Gazans since Hamas razed part of the site to make room for a large military (read terror) training camp.

Perhaps the reason they have no respect for Anthedon Harbor is because it predates Islamic rule. Then again, Mali militants have destroyed designated UNESCO ancient sites in Timbuktu that were Islamic, so I guess it just doesn't matter. Violence trumps heritage in the case of some Muslims.

The military wing of Hamas, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, bulldozed a part of the ancient Anthedon Harbor in northern Gaza along the Mediterranean Sea last month, the Al-Monitor news website reported.

The 3,000-year-old seaport discovered in 1997 was named an international heritage site by UNESCO in 2012, and is the oldest harbor in Gaza. It contains mosaic floors with historical pillars from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic ages, according to Al-Monitor.

“Due to rising population in the region, the ministry appreciates the urgent need for using new pieces of land,” the Hamas-run Ministry of Tourism said in a statement, Al-Monitor reported. “This is why the ministry has agreed with the different responsible parties on using a limited part of the location temporarily in a way that won’t harm the underground monuments there in any way.”

Much of the port is covered with sand to protect the artifacts until they can be excavated.

The deputy tourism minister in Gaza, Muhammad Khela, told Al-Monitor, “We can’t stand as an obstacle in the way of Palestinian resistance; we are all a part of a resistance project, yet we promise that the location will be limitedly used without harming it at all.” He added that if UNESCO had excavated the seaport, it could not have been taken over.

UNESCO is silent.

“UNESCO’s admission of Palestine as a member state in 2011, which caused the organization to lose almost a quarter of its budget when the U.S. suspended its contributions, was justified as a measure to help protect world heritage sites in Palestinian areas,” the letter said. “Yet as Hamas turns a cultural heritage site into a terrorist training ground — the antithesis of culture — the silence of UNESCO now places the very credibility of the organization at stake.” [Letter from UN Watch to UNESCO]

Remind me why we send Palestine aid?

Local Afghan Burqa Industry In A Slump

Apparently, the local Afghan burqa industry isn't doing as well as it used to during the Taliban heyday. There's fierce competition from China (which makes them cheaper), and younger women are choosing to not cover their faces.  Of course, most women still wear those ugly blue sacks, and it has actually increased outside of Kabul, since U.S. troop withdrawal.

Chinese Burqas $10.00 - $20.00
Afghanistan Burqas: $20.00 - $60.00

China making burqas? Who would have thought.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood Blames Boston Marathon Bombing On Mali

And the blame for what happened in Boston during the marathon, as totally ludicrous as it might be, is placed on the shoulders of Americans- for a war we are not even involved in.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood blames it on Mali.

Essam Elerian, vice chairman of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), wrote in a statement posted in Arabic on his Facebook account that the “events began with the sending of French battalions to Mali in a war against organizations that are said to be part of al Qaeda.”
Elerian expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, but said the attacks “do not stop us from reading into the grave incident.”

“Who interfered in democratic transformations, despite the difficult transition from despotism, corruption, poverty, hatred and intolerance to freedom, justice, tolerance, development, human dignity and social justice?” he asked. “Who created Islamophobia through research and media? Who funded this violence?”

Earlier, Elerian’s FJP party published a statement in English condemning the “heinous attacks in Boston,” which killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.

The party said it “offers heartfelt sympathies and solemn condolences to the American people and the families of the victims.”

“Islamic Sharia [law] strongly condemns the attacks on civilians and the terrorizing of innocent people.”

Naturally, they say one thing in English to placate the Westerners, and another in Arabic- which is usually how they truly feel.

The Haters And Lunatic Fringe Pipe In On The Boston Marathon Bombings

And it's started, though not  unexpected: the haters and the lunatic fringe are crawling out of their caves in response to the tragic bombing during the Boston Marathon that has so far killed three- including an 8-year-old child- injured and maimed many more, some critically.

Let's start with the Muslims, some of whom are celebrating the carnage.

From Jordon, Mohammed al-Chalabi of a banned al-Qaeda-linked extremist Salafi group said he was

"...happy to see the horror in America."  "American blood isn't more precious than Muslim blood." "Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there."
We have no information yet as to who the perpetrators might be, though I have my suspicions. There has been speculation on the left that it was some crazed right-wing extremist, others are placing bets that it was a terrorist attack by Muslims, though some are praying it's not the latter.

Libyan Twitter user Hend Amry appears to have been the one to start the thread with her tweet: “Please don’t be a Muslim.”

Her post was retweeted by more than 100 Twitters users including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Jenan Moussa, a journalist for Dubai-based Al-Aan TV also retweeted Amry’s message, adding that she was simply stating “the thought of every Muslim right now.”

I don't blame them. I know I'm praying "please don't be a conservative."

Then we have the lunatic fringe commencing with their "false flag" and "Zionist" conspiracy theories. Some on the FuckIsrael Facebook page (which hates Muslims as much as they hate Israel) are talking about "the Zionists" being responsible for the Boston bombing.

Then there are these swift-minded prepper dolts:

Bomb squad was running “controlled explosion” on the same day
What’s not yet being reported by the mainstream media is that a “controlled explosion” was under way on the same day as the marathon explosion.
As the Boston Globe tweeted today, “Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.”
Uh, no!  Here are the Boston Globe Tweets:

 No, Prepper dude, the "controlled explosion" was not underway on the same day as the Marathon,  the "controlled explosion" was part of the efforts AFTER the initial two bombs exploded, once they discovered a third bomb had, thankfully, not detonated.

Then you have the fools (and this one) who claim that there was a Facebook Page created two days BEFORE the actual bombing, so it must have been some nefarious government plot. The page conveniently no longer exists.

And neither does Brooke Longobardi, at least on Facebook.

So many idiots and haters in this world.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Inside The Hell Of North Korea

In honor of the father of North Korean Communist-cum-Socialist-cum-Juche rule, Kim Il-sung's birthday today, here are some behind the scene documentaries of the uber-secretive and bizarre DPRK. Where everyone lives in perpetual fear, and worships their leader as God.

Most of these documentaries were filmed while Kim Jong-il was "Dear Leader" of North Korea, and although not much is revealed of the dark side of the DPRK- since the ever present "minders" control every movement of visitors to the country- what you do see is just as creepy and repellent. Empty hotels, empty streets, visitors forced to purchase flowers and bow to a statue of Kim Il-sung, perpetually fostering hatred of the US, and people like automatons, as one of the filmmakers describes them. And then there's all those statues and monuments and photos of Kim Il-sung. Everywhere.

Most are under an hour long.

"Don't Tell My Mother- That I'm In North Korea" is a National Geographic documentary by French/American (sort of) Diego Buñuel filmed while Kim Jong-il was still alive and ruling the DPRK.  Diego shows us the little he can of the real Pynonyang, including the dilapidated slum buildings hidden behind the outer 'showcase' facades, and supermarkets- for the DPRK elite- selling American products that you pay for with U.S. dollars (like Cuba), or with Euros if you have them. We discover that farmers don't get salaries, and the average North Korean makes $100.00 a year, but pays no tax. The army is the leading employer.

"Welcome to North Korea", by filmmakers Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema, was shot in 2000. It won a 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary and is strange and sad look inside North Korea, including an interview with a defector (who was a propaganda writer for the regime) who shares some harrowing stories.

Another National Geographic documentary, "Inside North Korea", has journalist Lisa Ling she traveling undercover in 2007 with an eye surgeon on a mission to bring sight to the poor.  In this one we get more insight into the whole cult of personality. Lisa's younger sister, Laura Ling, was one of two journalists arrested in North Korea in 2009 for illegal entry. Sentenced to 12 years in one of the infamous labor camps, Bill Clinton negotiated their release.

And this "60 Minutes" segment, an interview with Shin Dong-hyuk, a young man who was born under "Three Generations of Punishment" in Camp 14- the horrific labor camp that houses around 15,000 political prisoners who are there for life. Under the "Three Generations of Punishment" policy a North Korean found guilty of something as simple as trying to escape will be thrown in prison along with every member of his family. Dong-hyuk is the only known Camp 14 prisoner to have been born in captivity who managed to escape and survive.

There are a slew of other videos with interviews of defectors, but these give you a general idea of how wretched it must be to live there.

And there are many who wholeheartedly support the DPRK.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kim Jong-Un Gets Honorary Doctorate From International Institute Of Social Scientists

North Korea's Kim Jong-un was just awarded an honorary Doctorate of Socio-Political Science, and a groovy gold medal and cup by the International Institute of Social Scientists in honor of his dead granddaddy Kim Il-Sung's birthday-which is this Monday.  Present at the sombre celebration (although sans the man-child himself) were various DPRK dignitaries:

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly;  Ri Yong Sik and Ri Yong Chol, vice department directors of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea; Ri Hye Jong, director of the Academy of Social Sciences; Kim Jin Bom, vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries; Ji Sung Chol, vice-director of the Academy of Social Sciences, and officials concerned. 

And a bunch of foreign tools from India, Latin America and Russia:

Director General of the International Institute of the Juche Idea Dr. Vishwanath and Director General of the Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea Dr. Harish Gupta who are directors of the International Institute of Social Scientists; Chairman of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea Ramon Jimenez Lopez and Secretary General Eleazar Rubio Aldaran; Chairman of the National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea of Democratic Congo Lohekele Kalonda Andre; Chairwoman of the Kim Jong Suk Women's Union of Russia Elena Bavichi. 

In Vishwanath's speech:

He said Kim Jong Un is devoting himself to building a thriving socialist nation with his extraordinary political ability, distinguished leadership and noble traits true to the idea and intention of Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il. He added: [snip]   Vishwanath handed over to President Kim Yong Nam the certificate, gold medal, cup and the decision of the council awarded to Kim Jong Un.  Ramon Jimenez Lopez made a congratulatory speech on behalf of the followers of the Juche idea in Latin America, Lohekele Kalonda Andre on behalf of the followers of the Juche idea in Africa and Elena Bavichi on behalf of the followers of the Juche idea in the eastern European region.
Ramon Jimenez Lopez said that Kim Jong Un has vigorously encouraged the world progressive people in their struggle for realizing independence. Lohekele Kalonda Andre said that Kim Jong Un is wisely guiding the work of all fields with his veteran and seasoned leadership. Elena Bavichi expressed belief that the Korean people would foil the U.S. imperialists and their allies' moves for aggression and successfully build a reunified thriving nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Nam noted that the awarding of the title to Kim Jong Un is an expression of progressive mankind's profound reverence for him. 
A thriving reunified Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-un?  Great, I'm sure the South Korean's will be delighted to suffer like their brothers and sisters in the DPRK.

Back to this Doctorate and the International Institute of Social Scientists. Google, and good luck finding any information on the Institute.  In fact, google and good luck finding anything about Kim Jong-un receiving this Doctorate, at least as of today.  There is an Asian Regional Institute of the Juche Idea. Juche is the philosophy behind what makes the DPRK tick- have fun delving into that. But I couldn't find any reference to an International Institute of Social Scientists.  Maybe someone out there will have more patience sifting through google results.

I thought it might be fake, but there was a ceremony (see video below), a certificate that looks Photoshopped:

And a dandy gold cup and medal.  I wonder if it's real gold.

Pakistan Taliban Gun Down Secular Political Party Candidate

A  candidate for the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Party running in the upcoming Pakistan elections was gunned down by members of the Pakistani Taliban.

Fakhrul Islam, a 46-year-old ethnic Pushtun member of the Mutahhida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Party, was shot by gunmen on motorcycles on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 11.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said his group was behind the killing of Islam.

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have threatened the main secular parties, including the MQM, for the political parties' criticism of Islamic insurgents.

Ehsan vowed that the militants would continue to target candidates from those parties.

Pakistani interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso ordered an immediate tightening of security for all candidates in the May 11 general election.

But Islam isn't the only one affiliated with MQM who has been killed in recent days, there have been others.

The MQM is a secular political party that condemns extremism and religious militancy. It's the third largest party in Pakistan.

The Pakistan Taliban won't be happy until they have removed all vestiges of secular leadership in that country.

Female DPRK Soldiers Patrol In Platform Heels- Video

Female North Korean soldiers patrolling in 4 inch platform heels. How bizarre is that.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Egyptian 6th Graders Allegedly Beaten For Not Wearing Hijab

Egypt. Once secular.  Now this, 11 and 12-year-old students beaten by their teacher for not wearing the hijab:

Four sixth-graders at a primary school in Bulaq al-Dakrur, Giza Governorate, were allegedly beaten by their religion teacher for not wearing the hijab, said the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights.
The rights group issued a statement harshly condemning the incident, and called for the state to apply the international convention on childrens’ rights, which stipulates that the government shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that educational facilities respect the dignity of all children.
Gawaher al-Zahery, an activist who works with the center, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the accused teacher reportedly told one of the alleged victims, “You will thus be a Christian among them [her veiled classmates].” The teacher, who also teaches Arabic language, reportedly insulted the four girls and beat them in front of their classmates.
And apparently not a peep from the families because they were afraid the teacher would fail the kids. Which is probably what would have happened.


Kim Jong-un As The Pillsbury Dougboy's Evil Cousin- Joke of the day

I guess I'm not the only one who thinks North Korea's Kim Jong-Un looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Someone did a dandy photoshop job of Jong-un as the Doughboy's evil cousin.

Source: Schnitt Show listener.

Liberal Indoctrination Of USC Students- Video

In a lecture on 'Regulation of Elections and Political Finance", USC professor Darry Sragow gives a stellar performance in liberal indoctrination, going on about how stupid, racist and angry white Republicans are.

Lots of sour grapes regarding the "stolen" Al Gore presidency, and blaming George W. Bush for the thousands killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At one point he talks about how people lie all the time "You saw George... you saw Mitt Romney lie on T.V."  Yes, Darry, we also saw William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton lie to the whole world about not having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.  Would-be president John Edwards lie about his affair. Yes, people lie all the time, including Democrats.

Source: Black and Right

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mattel Pulls Mexico Barbie From Website Over "Stereotype" Controversy

Mattel added a Mexico Barbie to its "Dolls of the World" lineup, joining Spain, France, the Philippines, Holland, Chile and China.  All the dolls come with their own traditional dress, a passport, and in most cases an extra accessory. The French Barbie holds a basket of baguettes, the Dutch one a bunny, the Chilean a doggy, and the Chinese one a panda.  Spain and the Philippines get nothing, but Mattel added a chihuahua to the Mexican Barbie- after all, the breed did originate in Mexico, and the bulk of the dolls come with something typical of the country of origin. But the usual reactionaries have blasted Mattel claiming the doll is culturally offensive because it comes with the chihuahua and the passport. Huh?  Culturally offensive?  No-one has complained about the other dolls with 'stereotypical' accoutrements. 

As a result of the controversy, it looks like Mattel has  pulled the Mexican version since it is no longer available on their website.  It used to be there, according to this google search:

But if you click on the product link, you get "no results found", and a link to the Chilean Barbie doll.

Apparently you can get still get them on Amazon, and probably Ebay if you are dying for one of your own.

More on the controversy.

Of course this isn't the first time a company has pulled an item because of public backlash. Sears pulled its sexy burka halloween costume this past Fall. Then there's the Star Wars Lego that a Austrian/Turkish Muslim group claimed was racist. Although Lego denies it was because of Muslim backlash, they will no longer make the toy.

I'm sure we won't see the last of this kind of overreaction.

The Four Stages Of Islamic Conquest- Video

The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest

Stage 1: Infiltration
Stage 2: Consolidation of Power
Stage 3: Open War with Leadership and Culture
Stage 4: Totalitarian Islamic "Theocracy"

It doesn't seem like we are that far off from the end game.

Egyptian Preacher Badr Would Execute Judges If He Were President

The oh-so enlightened Islamists  are not pleased at all that Egyptian judges threw out the lawsuit demanding that Bassem Youssef's show be banned, and cleric Sheikh Abdullah Badr  believes that the only solution for dissent or people who refuse to do his bidding is death.   Yes, he told viewers during a recent talk show that if he were Egypt's president, he would have them all killed.

Badr said of Youssef:

“Bassem Youssef is a fool and all what he does is foolishness, ignorance and incivility."
And of the judges:

“A respected court or judge, yet, comes and tells you: I will not shut down the channel or the program; this is a purposeful program that presents constructive criticism.” 

“I swear to god, if I were ruling Egypt I would execute them, I swear I would execute them.” 

He's also pissed that President Mohammed Morsi has yet to establish Shariah law, a campaign promise he has yet to fulfill.

So much for the "religion of peace."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

We Will Suffer For "Hurting The Dignity" Of Supreme Leader- DPRK Military Video

Another North Korean propaganda film with DPRK military officers declaring that "the U.S. imperialist wolves and the rat-like Myung Bak clan of traitors can never be pardoned for having committed such hideous crime as hurting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership." They intend to "squash" every last one of us for apparently insulting pudge boy, Kim Jong-un.

These videos are always good for a bit of a laugh. Looks like a B-rated war movie with a bunch of bad actors.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fatwa Against Female Farting In Indonesia- from The Wadiyan satire site

And for a little humor- from the satire site The Wadiyan - we have the latest Indonesian fatwa banning female flatulence. Not that this would be in any way far-fetched.
An Islamic city council in the Indonesian province of Aceh, which follows Sharia, has banned female citizens from passing gas.

Sayyid Yahia, mayor of the city, told media that a ban was needed, as farting does not go well with the Islamic values of modesty. “Muslim women are not allowed to fart with sound, it’s against Islamic teachings,” he said. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Feminists Association told local media they will attempt to block the smelly law as they deem it discriminatory.

Talking to The Wadiyan, mayor Sayyid Yahia said the law aims to save people’s morals and behaviors. “When you see woman fart loud, she appears like a man. But if she sit sideways and pass it quietly, she looks like a woman,” Sayyid said.

Although the proposed law does not ban “quiet fart,” passing gas with sound is actually not uncommon in Southeast Asia, particularly for women consuming potatoes and peas. Obviously, women maintain that they feel healthier, farting loud. Fathima Khan, a medical doctor at the Al Banni Islamic Hospital in Aceh’s capital is critical of the proposed law: “There is no need to question this practice, let alone regulate it, because people do it for their health and safety,” she said.

The mayor declined to give The Wadiyan details of what the punishment would be for violators. While another member at the City council, who wished not to be named, said if convicted by the sharia court, the offender could receive 20 lashes for small farts and up to 3 months prison time for larger ones.

On another note, the local Islamic scholars were mostly divided over the law. Well-known Muslim activists like Bshar Abdulla voiced his objection, “How to pass gas is not regulated in Sharia. There is no mention of it in the Koran,” he said on his Twitter account. However, “the Islamic tradition and the values of modesty does not support women farting loud,” said Mehmood Hussain, a scholar and stenchy supporter of the law.

Under the new regulation, the mayor says that only women in the public space are going to be monitored. “It will be the responsibility of the husband to make sure that his wife upholds Islamic values at home”. He also argued that there is no scientific evidence supporting health benefits of passing gas, in Koran.

The City council will be evaluating the regulation in a week, after which it could turn into a by-law.

But with the slew of bizarre fatwas that have been issued in the past, this one - if true - wouldn't have been so hard to believe. After all, women have been banned from eating bananas- or any other phallic shaped fruit or veggie, and Indonesia has come up with some of the most notable ones.. Thankfully, it's just something the folks at The Wadiyan made up.