A British Muslim has shown 'no remorse' after desecrating a town's war memorial with extremist Islamic slogans, a court has heard.
But the Crown Prosecution Service has decided that graffiti proclaiming future world domination for Islam, glorifying Osama Bin Laden and calling for the assassination of the British Prime Minister, 'was not religiously or racially motivated'.
Tohseef Shah, 21, admitted a charge of criminal damage to the memorial, outside Burton College in Burton on Trent, when he appeared at Burton Magistrates Court.
Islamic message: Tohseef Shah's graffiti 'Islam will dominate the world' was not religiously motivated, according to the Crown Prosecution Service
Shah admitted spraying the words 'Islam will dominate the world - Osama is on his way' and 'Kill Gordon Brown' on the plinth of the East Staffordshire Borough Council-owned memorial, on December 10 last year.
While President Obama enforces sharia law in America by banning the use of the word "jihad," forbidding discussion of the Islamic religious motivation for terrorism, etc. ............the jihad rages on in our cities, towns, and states.
Two New York men have been arrested and charged with trying to help Al Qaeda terrorists, NBCNewYork.com has learned. An official announcement on these latest terror arrests in New York is expected later Friday.
Law enforcement officials said there is no specific threat to the city and that the case centers more on the men's efforts to assist the terror network overseas. These terror related-arrests come just months after the FBI and NYPD arrested three men in the so-called Zazi subway terror plot.
A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara declined to comment saying any announcement would come later Friday. FBI and NYPD spokesmen also declined comment.
One source said both men hold U.S. citizenship and that of another country. Both had recently traveled overseas. Sources said the men were seeking to provide financial support to terrorists. Investigators said the men had traveled overseas numerous times in connection with this case.
The specific charges are unclear but could include providing material support for terror.
The full shitnik in chief says no new oil drilling. Nothing like using a crisis to aid and abet the jihad and hold America hostage to jihad oil-producing countries.
New impossible burdens placed on business.
And what's with the SWAT team? Was it a terrorist attack? Sabotage to kill any oil drilling and exploration in the US? Here's the video.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Earlier today, DHS Secretary Napolitano announced that this incident is of national significance and the Department of Interior has announced that they will be sending SWAT teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs. And I have ordered the Secretaries of Interior and Homeland Security as well as Administrator Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency to visit the site on Friday to ensure that BP and the entire U.S. government is doing everything possible, not just to respond to this incident, but also to determine its cause."
UPDATE: Douglas commented:
OK, I'm an engineer with 23 years of practical experience. What the (expletive imagined - feel free to substitute your own) does a SWAT team know about inspecting oil platforms and the machinery involved? And secondly, what criminal offence is being committed that requires a SWAT (special weapons and tactics)team? And third, if they find an offence worthy of their presence, what are they going to do - arrest everyone or shoot the rig and put it out of Washington's misery?
Madame Napolitaino is a bit addled.
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982), Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966
Only in an Obama world could the country that stones, hangs, rapes to death, and shrouds their women be named to the Commission on Women's Rights.
That collective negation of humanity, the OIC-driven United Nations, continues to shock decent people with their savagery and barbarism. This cesspool of hate, subjugation, oppression, and corruption dictates to the world with the tacit approval of the infiltrator in the White House.
No decent American should sanction our membership in this slaughterhouse. As the leader of the free world (despite Obama's dismantling), we should pick up our marbles, zip up our wallets and go home. But we have no virtue, no goodness. To distinguish between good and evil is an affront to the wicked. And it is the wicked we have chosen to serve.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. - Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand.
Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."
NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."
Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is "dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women," according to its website.
Buried 2,000 words deep in a U.N. press release distributed Wednesday on the filling of "vacancies in subsidiary bodies," was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from 10 other nations, was "elected by acclamation," meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states — including the United States.
The U.S. currently holds one of the 45 seats on the body, a position set to expire in 2012. The U.S. Mission to the U.N. did not return requests for comment on whether it actively opposed elevating Iran to the women's commission.
Iran's election comes just a week after one of its senior clerics declared that women who wear revealing clothing are to blame for earthquakes, a statement that created an international uproar — but little affected their bid to become an international arbiter of women's rights.
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," said the respected cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi.
As word of Iran's intention to join the women's commission came out, a group of Iranian activists circulated a petition to the U.N. asking that member states oppose its election.
"Iran's discriminatory laws demonstrate that the Islamic Republic does not believe in gender equality," reads the letter, signed by 214 activists and endorsed by over a dozen human rights bodies.
The letter draws a dark picture of the status of women in Iran: "women lack the ability to choose their husbands, have no independent right to education after marriage, no right to divorce, no right to child custody, have no protection from violent treatment in public spaces, are restricted by quotas for women's admission at universities, and are arrested, beaten, and imprisoned for peacefully seeking change of such laws."
The Commission on the Status of Women is supposed to conduct review of nations that violate women's rights, issue reports detailing their failings, and monitor their success in improving women's equality.
Yet critics of Iran's human rights record say the country has taken "every conceivable step" to deter women's equality.
"In the past year, it has arrested and jailed mothers of peaceful civil rights protesters," wrote three prominent democracy and human rights activists in an op-ed published online Tuesday by Foreign Policy Magazine.
"It has charged women who were seeking equality in the social sphere — as wives, daughters and mothers — with threatening national security, subjecting many to hours of harrowing interrogation. Its prison guards have beaten, tortured, sexually assaulted and raped female and male civil rights protesters."
Iran's elevation to the commission comes as a black eye just days after the U.S. helped lead a successful effort to keep Iran off the Human Rights Council, which is already dominated by nations that are judged by human rights advocates as chronic violators of essential freedoms. The current membership of the women's commission is little different.
Though it touts itself as "the principal global policy-making body" on women's rights, the makeup of the commission is mostly determined by geography and its membership is a hodge-podge of some human rights advocates (including the U.S., Japan, and Germany) and other nations with stark histories of rights violations.
Neda was not available for comment
Atlas FLASHBACK: Taraneh Moussavi's family says they found her burnt body on the road between the Tehran suburb of Karadj and the town of Qazvin, northwest of Tehran. Taraneh was arrested by the regime's guards just after leaving her beauty school class & was waiting for a friend to arrive. Iran Press News (hat tip Banafsheh)
Taraneh M. is a 28 year old trainee beautician who was arrested more than two weeks ago by security forces on the fringe of the rally on 7th tir (28th june).
Atlas July 14th:
Reports indicate that her family were told that she was in danger due to damage to her anus and womb.
According to reports, this young woman was arrested by plain clothes security forces at 6 pm after participating in the 7th tir ceremony at Ghoba mosque. While after interrogation all other detainees were brought to Nobonyad police station by basij and intelligence agents, the plain clothes agents kept Taraneh in a building near Hosseinie Ershad.
According to witnesses, while most of the participants in the ceremony were dressed in normal clothes and trainers, Taraneh was wearing chic clothes and high-heeled shoes, and caught the interrogators’ attention because of her hairstyle, make-up and beauty.
Obama say: We seek broader engagement based upon mutual interest and mutual . We will listen carefully, we will bridge misunderstanding, and we will seek . We will be respectful even when we do not agree.
A New Jersey court has ruled that bloggers are not journalists (now they’ve taken to the courts to establish this!). New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Judge Anthony J. Parrillo ruled last week that a blogger named Shellee Hale is not a journalist, and so does not enjoy the same protections that journalists do from being forced to reveal their sources.
Actually, this tool of a judge is right. For the most part, journalists today act as shills for the Democrat party. They cover up for the party’s crimes and excesses, obfuscate the effects of its disastrous policies, and propagandize for Obama’s agenda.
In that sense, bloggers are not journalists. The best bloggers aren’t shilling for Obama and Pelosi the way journalists are. Instead, bloggers are doing the heavy lifting. Who breaks the stories today? Bloggers. Take my own blog, AtlasShrugs.com, for example. I broke the explosive story of tens of thousands of dollars of Obama contributions from a Hamas-controlled “refugee” camp in Gaza. Did the “journalists” in the mainstream media pursue this story? Not a chance. Obama’s odd relationship with Kenyan pro-Sharia politician Raila Odinga? Atlas! Not to mention the numerous revelations I broke on the Rifqa Bary story (here and here and here and here), the story of the young Ohio girl who fled from her family in fear for her life after converting from Islam to Christianity.
If I am not a journalist, Anthony Parrillo is not a judge.
And all those stories are just off the top of my head. The corruption is so deep in all branches of the U.S. government, it is jaw-dropping. But the journalists don’t care. They have other priorities. Tops on their list is demonizing the conservative opposition to Barack Obama and the Democrats.
If you suffered through some recent Sunday morning news shows, you may have seen “journalist” David Gregory in a particularly pompous mode, positing yet again that the real threat to America is the threat of one man, one terror attack — that of Timothy McVeigh, well over a decade ago. To hear “journalists” like Gregory tell it, the 15,000 Islamic attacks across the world since 9/11 are the work of an insignificant “fringe.” The actual threat comes from “right-wing extremists.”
We are one step away from an assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria moment that sets the world on fire. The left fascists and the Muslim nazis are upon us. They have infiltrated and colonized our nations while we passed the bong.
Pro-Palestinian protesters storm towards Talya Lador-Fresher after her speech at Manchester University, prompting police to whisk her away from site. Protesters proceed to encircle police car, climb on hood. Ambassador Ron Prosor says sweeping denunciation expected
LONDON – A lecture given by Israel's Deputy Ambassador to Britain Talya Lador-Fresher at the University of Manchester deteriorated Wednesday into violence when pro-Palestinian protesters stormed at the diplomat in an attempted attack.
The protesters were waiting for Lador-Fresher outside the lecture hall, but this did not deter her from entering as planned. Immediately upon her exit, the protesters lunged at the diplomat, prompting security guards to whisk her back into the hall. Following a consultation on the site, it was decided to escort her out of the premises in a police car.
The deputy ambassador was removed from the hall and into the police vehicle. However, this did not block the protesters, who surrounded the car and climbed on the hood, trying to break the windshield.Lador-Fresher ultimately was taken away from the scene safe and sound.
Here's the book jacket -- of the much awaited, authoritative book on Obama. Accept no substitutes. Don't settle for also-rans. Go to the original source. Pre-order it now! Scroll and look what Geert Wilders, Mark Steyn, Caroline Glick, Brad Thor, Andrew McCarthy, and David Horowitz have said about the book.
Here's what they are saying about The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
Sheer brilliance! The ultimate patriot's handbook. Sharp, well-written and to-the-point. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer lay bare Barack Hussein Obama's radical, anti-America agenda and how to stop it. No true American's library will be complete without this book.
- Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Influence. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
At a time when the US media – the traditional watchdogs of American democracy have transformed themselves into President Barack Obama’s lapdogs, the new media, on the Internet plays a crucial role in bringing accurate news to the public’s attention. At Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller does this on a daily basis. In the Post-American Presidency, Geller shines her laser on President Barack Obama – his life, his values, his friends and his perceptions of the country he leads. What she reports will disturb not only every American who believes in that America is the Shining City on the Hill and that the American people are what Abraham Lincoln referred to as “the almost chosen people.” It should also disturb people around the world who recognize that the international system stops working when the American Atlas shirks the burden of its uniqueness.
--Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor, Jerusalem Post, former assistant foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and author of The Shackled Warrior. Israel and the Global Jihad.
The Czechs, Israelis, Indians and other US allies were the first to realize we were heading toward a post-American world. Now it’s time for Americans to wake up to the realities of this President’s transformation of the country and its global role. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are two of the most incisive analysts of events at home and abroad, and you could not ask for better guides to where “hope”, “change” and czars are taking us – and what Americans can do about it.
--Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, columnist and leading Canadian human rights activist.
This book is a chilling analysis of how the policy of president Barack Obama is chipping away at the very foundation of America's leading role in the world. It exposes his philosophy of near universal ‘moral equivalency’; a philosophy that is a dead ringer for the cultural relativism that has been poisoning Europe for the past decades. America is the last man standing and it is vital that the people in Europe adopt the attitude of proud American citizens and learn that it is not shameful to be proud of one’s heritage. This book is incredibly fascinating and at the same time holds a deeply disturbing message -- a message we should all take to heart.
---Geert Wilders Dutch MP
Barack Obama is a revolutionary on a mission to cut America down to size. One size fits all, to be precise. His post-sovereign America is a country no different from any other: economically bankrupt, morally rudderless, with nothing exceptional about it besides the heights from which it tumbles and the remorselessness of its choice – his choice – to decline. With their characteristic attention to detail, clarity and fearlessness, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer assay the wreckage. The Post-American Presidency is must reading for every concerned American who needs to know why we’re in this perilous moment, and where we’re headed if we don’t take our exceptional country back.
--Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review legal affairs editor and bestselling author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad
Barack Obama is the most radical individual ever to occupy the White House. This excellent book by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer explains exactly what that means and why its implications are fraught with such dangers for this great Republic.
---David Horowitz, conservative activist, coauthor of Destructive Generation and author of Radical Son
This is all part of Obama's Jihad. He took an oath to protect and defend the US against all enemies foreign and domestic, and he is both. This is legally actionable, but who will do it? Who will lead us out of this nightmare?
The Fort Hood Attack: Unresolved By Congressman John Carter
Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Al-Qaeda leader from the Washington, D.C. area but now hiding in Yemen, played a role in the 9-11 attacks, along with attempted attacks in 2006 on the Canadian Parliament and in 2007 against U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Then on November 5, 2009, he succeeded in helping instigate the deadly attack on Fort Hood, Texas leaving 14 Americans dead and 30 wounded.
Al-Awlaki then dispatched a second assassin to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, which attempt fortunately failed. Awlaki has since released a video claiming credit for the Fort Hood and airliner attacks, acknowledging his role, and praising the attackers.
Yet the Obama Administration continues to deny the Fort Hood attack was terrorism, failed to grant the casualties the same status as that given casualties from the 2001 Pentagon attack, conspicuously omitted even mention of the words “radical Islamic terrorism” in the official DOD report on the shootings, and will not acknowledge the role of political-correctness in stifling whistleblower warnings of the impending attack.
Now the Administration is refusing to fully comply with a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subpoena that the Pentagon share documents and witnesses concerning the incident.
Senate Homeland Security Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Ranking Minority Member Susan Collins (R-MA) issued the subpoena after the Administration refused to provide those documents on the request of the committee.
The Administration bases their denial on the argument that releasing the information might endanger their prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan.
As a state judge who presided over murder trials for 20 years before coming to Congress, that’s ludicrous. Any prosecutor who can’t win a conviction against Hasan with literally dozens of eyewitnesses doesn’t need to be a prosecutor.
House and Senate members are not convinced that the Pentagon is taking the necessary steps to provide maximum deterrance to similar attacks in the future, or to respond to the aftermath of this attack. This is why subpoenas have been issued, and why I have introduced legislation to remedy these shortcomings.
As to the specific bills I introduced this year dealing with the Fort Hood attack, no floor or committee action has yet been taken, but the text of the bills are under consideration for inclusion in this year’s Defense Authorization Act.
The Fort Hood Families Benefits Protection Act, HR 4791 in the House and S 2807 by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Senate, would award both military and civilian casualties of the Fort Hood attack the same status as that awarded unilaterally by the Department of Defense to the casualties of the Pentagon attack on September 11, 2001. All casualties would be deemed eligible for the Purple Heart or the DOD civilian award equivalent. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has also been asked to make that determination unilaterally as did former Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in 2001.
The Military Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, HR 4267, protects service members from politically-correct disciplinary action for reporting or taking protective steps against radical Islamic threats.
There is a new Al-Qaeda attack scheme against America that has emerged since 2001, that must be recognized by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
“Lone wolves” are being actively recruited by Al-Awlaki and his like over the internet, and encouraged to attack alone if necessary. The attackers may be dysfunctional individuals or even mentally unbalanced, but that makes no difference. The results of the attack are all that matter to Al-Qaeda. Major Hasan, the underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Colleen Rose and Jamie Paulin-Ramirez – the American women implicated in the plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist for drawing Mohammed – all are concrete examples of this new Al-Qaeda attack strategy.
It is a strategy that must be recognized, trained for, and guarded against by our Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies. Refusing to acknowledge reality is not the way to make that happen.
Of course, the Muslim cultural police and sharia enforcers (Like our CAIR, ICNA, ISNA, and other Muslim Brotherhood orgs) are calling this islamophobia. The complaint has been posted to "islamophobia watch."
Got that? Islamophobia is code for sharia enforcement.
MOTHER is keeping her daughter off school after refusing to give her permission to take part in a trip to a Liverpool mosque.
Michelle Davis, of Bodiam Court, Ellesmere Port, claims she was left with no choice but to keep 14-year-old daughter Amy Owen at home after Ellesmere Port Catholic High School’s headteacher Peter Lee tried to encourage the pupil into participating.
Miss Davies said: “I objected to Amy being made to dress like a Muslim girl, the original letter from the school gave a dress code for the visit, including long skirts, leggings or tights and covering up her head.
“She's been brought up in the Catholic faith and religion. Amy is not a Muslim and shouldn’t be told to dress like one.”
Miss Davies handed in a letter setting out reasons why she wouldn't be attending and the school asked if it was a problem with payment.
She said: “I asked them not to patronise me, it's £3 to cover the cost of the bus.”
Despite requesting that any further communication about the proposed Year 9 trip, part of the students’ religious education class, be conducted strictly between her and Mr Lee, Miss Davies was upset to hear that Amy had been pulled out of her lessons and told the mosque excursion was ‘compulsory’.
Miss Davies, who knows a number of other parents who have refused permission, also received a letter from Mr Lee, further insisting that Amy attend.
She said: “At the end of the letter, underlined, it says: ‘I must require your child to participate in this trip’.
“This is an infringement of her human rights.”
In a written statement, Mr Lee refused to comment on the compulsory nature of the trip,
Miss Davies added: “I'm all for her being educated in all areas of religion but she's not Muslim and she shouldn't have to dress like one.
“I can guarantee that if there were ten Muslim girls coming to our school it would adhere to what they wanted, because that's their faith, their religion, their dress code.”
The Mufti (center); left is Walther Funk, the Minister of
Economics and the head of the Nazi Bank, who was sentenced to life at
Nuremberg; and Dino Alfieri, then Italian Ambassador to Berlin
The Mufti of Jerusalem lives! Smells like Berlin 1938:
Is Your MP a Zionist MPAC UK (hat tip F)
The Muslim leadership across the world is spewing the same rhetoric and incitement to Jew hatred that they did when allied with Hitler. They raised their Muslim armies in Europe and were responsible for the death of 400,000 Jews. They're back. Actually they never left, but the West has lain down.
The lines are being drawn, yet again. Whose side you on? Join us.
Two paedophiles: Sani Yerima & Harrison Eze (hat tip F)
Two paedophiles are currently in the news in Nigeria. One is Former Zamfara governor Ahmed Sani Yerima who took a 13-year-old Egyptian girl as a fourth wife and paid $100,000 (about N15 million) to her family as bride price.
The other is Harrison Eze, who have been remanded by an Abuja Magistrate‘s court on Wednesday, in prison custody for alleged forceful carnal knowledge of a minor.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Ambi Ayuba, told the court that the accused, a 21-year-old man, committed the offence on April 6, at about midnight in a bush. Ayuba said the offence contravened section 275 of the penal code.
According to the prosecutor, the accused accosted the minor while she was returning from an errand and forcefully had sex with her without her consent.
But the Former Zamfara governor Ahmed Sani who had taken a 13-year-old Egyptian girl as a fourth wife and paid $100,000 (about N15 million) to her family as bride price is walking free with swagger in the National Assembly as “Honourable Senator” of the Federal Republic.
The wedding took place at the Abuja National Mosque three weeks ago and was witnessed by the girl’s family which was flown to Abuja for the ceremony.
It was learned that Sani divorced one of his four wives in order to be able to marry this one. He had been married and divorced many times in order to marry younger women. He is using his wealth to oppress the society. He continues to abuse the girls.
According to Leadership, the wedding could only take place in Abuja and not Egypt because the authorities in the North African country could not sanction it. Their laws, we were informed, do not permit such unwholesome unions.
Even more alarming was the information that followed from other sources that Sani, who is now a senator had to divorce another young girl who has borne one child for him and is about the same age as her Egyptian counterpart.
The divorce was necessary in order not to exceed the decreed number of four wives for Muslim men.
Eze denied the allegation when the one-count charge of procuration of a minor was read to him. Counsel to the accused, Mr. Chiemeka Okereke, urged the court to admit his client to bail. The prosecutor objected to the application on the grounds that the police had not concluded investigation on the matter.
He said the hospital where the minor was treated after the forceful sex had not issued a medical report on her condition. The magistrate, Mrs Njideka Duru, upheld the objection of the prosecution and asked the defence lawyer to formally apply for bail for the accused.
Duru adjourned the case to April 16, to rule on the bail application.
Meanwhile a group, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, has urged the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute a former Governor of Zamfara State and a serving Senator, Ahmed Sani, for child trafficking without further delay.
WELA in a statement by its Chairperson, Mrs. Funmi Falana, said that the action was illegal and reminded Sani that marriage to under age girls violated all known laws, especially the Child’s Rights Act which is an existing law in Nigeria.
It further decried Sani’s bid to marry the Egyptian girl, saying that the senator ought to know that the act of child marriage was abhorred in all civilised societies.
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s religion minister on Tuesday defended Islamic laws that allow girls under 16 to marry, amid a controversy over two youngsters who were married off to middle-aged men.
The issue has flared in Malaysia after reports that two girls aged 10 and 11 were wed in the conservative northern state of Kelantan last month. They have now been removed from their husbands.
Rights groups have called for the reform of Islamic laws that allow marriage under the age of 16 if religious officials give their consent. Sharia law runs in parallel with civil law in multi-ethnic Malaysia.
“There is no need to amend the law,” Jamil Khir Baharom, a cabinet minister in charge of religious affairs, told reporters.
UPDATE: Rise in child sexual abuse in schools: psychologist in "moderate Muslim countries" [Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates]
"A great way for other faiths to learn a little"
Our taxpayer dollars at work -- state university imposing Islam on all students.
What motivates small petty men is beyond me -- perhaps their inadequacies, but enough is enough.
The "Baron" (ahem) over at Gates of Vienna is spreading a vicious lie about me, when he knows in fact that it is not true.
Snake. He once has the audacity to call me a spy for Charles Johnson (yes, you read that right) in an email thread that included a great many of my colleagues. Why? No clue who he was covering for, but it showed him for what he was. I didn't post on it or discuss it subsequently, because it gives our enemies grist for the mill, and our group is too small as it is. But he has gone public with this latest gossipy lie, and I must address it. Attack me? Fine -- I am used to it. Attack my motives? That's a whole other story, Count Dracula.
One of the "Baron's" sub-bloggers, "Vlad," ripped off some videos of our FDI event. He didn't ask, but I never said a word. Vlad is always cribbing shiz. It's what he does. This time he ripped off someone else's stuff of my event.
The "Baron" (ahem) posts that:
The videos remained online until a few days ago, when someone — presumably the organizers of the event or the videographer — complained to Vimeo that their copyright on the Col. West videos had been violated. Vimeo responded by taking down Vlad’s entire channel — eliminating many other useful and important videos along with those of Col. West.
I am the organizer of the historic FDI event at CPAC. Spencer and I put that together on our own dime and took a great deal of heat for that conference. When Vlad ripped off all the videos from Pamela Hall and edited out my intro to Allen West, I said nothing. The videos were up for months and received hundreds of thousands of views -- I did write to Vlad and ask him to insert my and Spencer's names. I mean, really. Vlad wrote to a number of folks last night, and I responded plainly and matter-of-factly:
Vlad, I have always supported and promoted your work so your insults and innuendo are out of line. I have never denied anyone any access to my work. Ever. Professional courtesies should be extended. Work should be respected.I had nothing to do your removal and yet you will never link my or Robert's work again? That says a lot about you and the spirit to which you speak. What is your motivation jump to such an aggressive and belligerent act?You took Pamela Hall's work -- without permission. And might I add, we work like dogs. We have no crews, no funding, no pimply faced interns helping us. Pamela Hall is everywhere, she covers everything meticulously, small gatherings, large protests, left, right all of it. I see her everywhere. I have seen her put herself in harms way to get a story media wasn't covering. You have no right to talk to her like that.It is unreasonable that people who go out and do the grunt work, the hard work, expect to get credit and attribution for their work? That would be communism. I am an individualist and take great pride in my work. I have no problem sharing it as long as proper credit and attribution is made. That is how media works -- we are not reinventing the wheel here.You can paint it with any brush you like. You took her work. It ain't right. You owe her an apology. Period.You are in no position to declare that my "interests are not of the cause." You haven't a clue. But you putting up a video defaming me on youtube shows what your interests are. Good luck with that, V.The cause indeed.
The videos were Pamela Hall's (of the excellent blog, Vigilant Squirrel Brigade), and she reported copyright violation. Let me say, Hall is one of the hardest working bloggers I know. She covers everything -- rain, sleet, snow. She is an unsung hero of this movement. The video Vlad is crying about is up at Pamela Hall's channel. View it here.
She wrote to Vlad after he ripped off the vids, and was repeatedly ignored. The "Baron" (ahem) knows this. Vlad obviously showed him all of last night's emails as it was a fierce exchange an it prompted his fallacious post accusing. Pamela Hall responded to Vlad's attacks in the email to the group:
Yes, I want you to remove the edited version of my video that I did not give you permission to edit nor to re-post on your site. Why not do what everyone else does by respecting the copyright.
You link people to the site that owns the video. (And we get plenty of hits, thank you.)
If you really wanted people to see the video you would refer them to my channel
However, it would seem you care more about having my video appear to be your video (on your channel).
Try linking them to my channel. (That's proper form.)
Where they can also be linked to buy the DVD. (hello)
So when you remove it, by all means don't tell anyone that it was because of a copyright violation.
Or that someone else made the video and that it's posted on the channel that owns it.
And yes, re watermarking my videos, I have been advised to do this.
But, a watermark still doesn't mean you can edit and re-post another persons work.
The thing is -- there is no money in this biz. We work hard. Damn hard. Credit and attribution is the currency in which we trade. This smear campaign by carpetbaggers is rich. Really rich.
BTW, I understand that Hall never complained to Vimeo, just YouTube, so it must have been that a lot of other folks whom Vlad ripped off had complained, too. Getting a video taken down is one thing; getting your channel removed means you are a repeat offender (many complaints).
Pamela Hall wrote to Vlad:
You talk of your videos as though you would expect to get credit for them.
How would you feel if I took your videos, edited them and posted them on my site?
Possibly you would want credit for your work (as do I) and possibly you would want people linking to your site (not a site that took your video without permission).
Perhaps you are new to the video world and it's legal protocol, but now that you do know about copyright law, I hope you will respond appropriately.
That doesn't give you permission to re-post and edit my video.
Protocol ( and legally) you are required to link people to MY video.
Please remove the post you have on YouTube and , as you should have originally,
send them to our channel (or don't). But, the issue here has to do with copyright violation.
The only selfish act I am witness to at this point was you taking 'ownership' of my property.Vlad: "My assumption was that the brilliant and motivating speech that Col. West made, should be spread and seen as far and by as many as possible. As one version of that video has already
come close to 700,000 views, clearly many agree."
WHICH BY COPYRIGHT LAW was supposed to go to our site, not yours. All you had to do was recommend that people watch the video.Vlad: "However if it is preferred that I remove it from my youtube channel I will and will replace it with one explaining exactly why."
Be sure to explain on You Tube that it was copyright violation and that you didn't want to send people to watch the video, you wanted to take credit for it.
BTW: I had NOTHING to do with Vimeo.
Your complaints regarding VIMEO has nothing to do with me or YouTube.
All I saw in your email is that Vimeo says that you can't post video you
find on the web.
But Allen West was supportive and sent me this:
Howdy there Pamela, heard you gave an outstanding speech at the rally this weekend in New York. I had no idea what they were talking about and that is why I went directly to you. Wow, hard to believe that clip is over 700,000 hits. Just cannot thank you enough for giving me the platform to present my insights.Sincere regards, Allen
The video is up at Pamela Hall's channel. View it here.
Don't you love when low lives take the high ground?
And stop lying. Don't try to destroy people's reputations. Just do the work and build your own.
UPDATE: BUSTED! Costin forwarded this notice from VIMEO:
I got this a
few hours ago, and the Allen West video was deleted:
"Dear Patruped Bun:
This is to notify you that, as a result of a third-party notification by Pamela Hall claiming that the material is infringing, we have removed or disabled access to the material that appeared at http://www.vimeo.com/11159463.
If you believe that your material has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please provide VIMEO's Copyright Agent with a written counter-notification containing at least the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512(g)(3), for more information)"
4/29/2010 9:26 AM
Why is this important? Because it shows Vlad and Count Dracula aka the 'baron" got a notice as to who filed the complaint.
Pamela Hall wrote this to me:
I had no knowledge or connection to VIMEO til yesterday.
I did file a complaint against ONE video (I was mad)....no one's account
And NOW, because Costin posted that VIMEO told them my name verifies that VLAD etc must be lying. Even though VLAD claims that VIMEO wouldn't tell him who file the complaint.
That has to be a LIE.
This is a good thing that Costin was sent my NAME identifying me as the party that
filed the complaint...yesterday. That means VLAD is lying.
And Vlad's LIE lets him play the victim so he can smear YOU (me...Robert)
UPDATE: Hall on the record -- how sillyand obviously diabolical the trolls look. They are counter jihad? I think not.
Many of you have asked my for the text of the remarks I made at the Pro-Israel rally this past Sunday. Much thanks to the Don for transcription. I have included the whole text, including what I edited out on the podium for the sake of time. Stand with Israel has posted the text as well.
(thanks to Chaim for above snap)
Text of Pamela Geller's remarks at Pro-Israel Rally, NYC April 25, 2010
First of all, I want to thank my Yid Army for showing up. I love my Yid Army! Thank you so much for coming out in the rain. And thank you, Beth, for putting this together. I think it’s appropriate that it’s raining. There’s a reason why it’s raining. For the first time in American history, we have an anti-Israel president. His premise is false. The narrative is false. The Islamization of the narrative must stop. (Cheers) It must stop with the truth. And truth is the new hate speech. (Cheers)
I ask you, what is a settler? I reject that term. I don’t want anyone ever to use it again. It’s a Jew living in the Jewish homeland. There are no settlers in Israel. What is the West Bank? It is not the West Bank. It is Judea – Jew-dea – and Samaria. There is no occupation except the Muslim occupation of Israel. (Cheers)
I ask you also: where does history start? Where should we start history? Who decides? Should it start 5,768 years ago, with the Jewish people? Should it start 1,400 years ago with Muhammad, when he beheaded an entire tribe of Jews of Medina, the Qurayzah tribe? Who decides? Should it start in 1921, when the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem wiped out the Jews in Hebron? Does it start in 1929, when the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem wiped out the Jews again? Does it start in 1941, when the Mufti went to Iraq and aligned with Rashid Ali and wiped out the Jews in Iraq? Where does it start? I am asking you. The Old testament has over 700 references to Jerusalem. The Koran has none. Jerusalem is the history of the Jewish people.
Jerusalem is the heart of the Jewish people, the symbol, the icon of our people. And that is why the Muslim invader must capture and conquer it.
Why did Islamic jihad attack and destroy the World Trade Center on September the 11th? Because it is the icon, the symbol of the financial power of the US, the center of the economic engine of this great country.
Why did Islamic jihad attack and destroy the Pentagon on September the 11th? Because it is the icon, the symbol of the greatest military power the world has ever known.
Why did Islamic jihad attempt to attack and destroy the White House and the Capitol building on September the 11? Because they are the icons, the symbols of the epicenter of power and leadership in the United States.
And so it is for Jerusalem.
The new narrative is that Zionism is racism. So how far away is that from Judaism is racism? We are five to ten years away from Europe – Europe that President Obama wants so desperately to emulate. You ask your brethren in the new Europe. You ask them what it’s like if they wear a kippah in parts of Belgium, and Copenhagen, London, Paris. That’s where we’re going. How dare President Obama jab his finger in the chest of Netanyahu while bowing to the Muslim King of Saudi Arabia! (Cheers)
I implore you to reject Jewish leadership that has failed the Jewish people in Israel. I tell you that six million Jews are crying and calling out from their graves. And you know what they’re saying? They’re saying, Stop fetishizing us. Stop building memorials to us. What you should be doing is saving the six million in Israel, when the next Holocaust is being planned. (Cheers)
You hold your elected officials, you hold them to account. People say, What can I do? You can do a lot of things. You get involved in local elections. Chuck Schumer yesterday decides to make nice towards Israel …. I’m not buying it. We gotta dump Chuck! We gotta dump Schumer! Dump Chuck! Dump Chuck! Dump Chuck! (crowd cheers and chants)
This man came out against the nomination of Ambassador John Bolton, who, by the way, was the greatest friend of Israel this country ever had! (Cheers)
We’re gonna hold elected officials – you get involved. Listen. If history has taught us anything, anything, it is that the individual can change the course of human events. Today is the beginning. I tell you, we reject Jewish leadership. Why didn’t Hoenlein tell the Jewish day schools to be here? Why aren’t the Jewish groups here? Are we going to replicate our failure during World War II when we backed Steven Wise and not Peter Bergson? You think you are safe here in America. Don't you think the Jews in Poland, who lived there for a thousand years and had a rich history there, felt safe? It was the Israel of Europe, and yet millions were wiped out in only a couple of years. You are not safe.
I ask you to join the new organization that I started with Robert Spencer, called Stop Islamization of America. Go to Facebook. Go to Facebook. SIOA. Because frankly, what you have, is you have an Islamicized President. And it’s just one man, and we have righteousness on our side. So as I leave you today, I implore you: go to my blog, AtlasShrugs.com. You cannot trust the corrupt, criminal media, who demonize Israel at every turn. And remember: we’ve got HaShem! We’ve got HaShem! We’ve got HaShem! We’ve got HaShem! Thank you! (Cheers)
UPDATE: Pamela over at Vigilant Squirrel Brigade has video of all the speeches here.
A New Jersey court has ruled that bloggers are not journalists (now they've taken to ruling this)! Actually the tool of a judge is right. For the most part, journalists today act as shills for the fascist Democrat party. They cover-up, obfuscate and propagandize, that's what they do.
Bloggers, OTOH, are doing the heavy lifting. Who breaks the stories today? Bloggers. Take Atlas, for example. I broke the explosive story of tens of thousands of dollars of Obama contributions from a Hamas controlled "refugee" camp in Gaza. Did media pursue it? Not a chance. Obama's Anonymous Foreign Donors and Other Bizarre Illegal Activity -- Atlas! Obama and Odinga? Atlas! 'Obama's s Organizing for America recruiting in the public schools? Atlas! Anti-semitism and vile Jew hatred on Obama's website? Atlas! ACORN throwing out Republican voter registrations? Atlas! Not to mention the numerous revelations I broke on the Rifqa Bary story (here and here and here and here)
And that's just off the top of my head. The corruption is so deep in all branches of the US government, it is jawdropping. If I am not a journalist, he is not a judge .....
The Garden State has a shield law for journalists, meaning the government cannot force reporters or opinion writers to reveal their sources. There is nothing more vigorously defended among journalists than the right to keep secret one’s anonymous sources in service of “the public’s right to know.” The decades-long secret identity of “Deep Throat” in The Washington Post’s Watergate exposés is the standard of that journalistic principle. (And there is going to be reason to snicker at that example later. Be patient.)
In the words of New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Judge Anthony J. Parrillo: (read it here)
Your infidel taxpayer dollars at work! The dome on Capitol Hill will be gilded in no short order. Where is the separation of mosque and state? Head slap! There s no separation. Mosque is state. (hat tip Creeping Sharia)
The Congressional Muslim Staffers (CMSA) – a group we told you about numerous times now (read previous posts here), and their leader Jihad. Well, he chose the name Jihad it always seems to be abbreviated to J. when the media is around.
Folks – this is the United States Capitol Building – historic and symbolic – adorned atop by the Statue of Freedom. Not only has the building become a mosque every Friday, but check out all the dhimmi’s in attendance as if they were in a Muslim country.
Big tent? Actually a not-so-big tent. At last check, the group does not accept infidels. More of Jihad’s bullshit – reasonably accommodated. Creep creep. It’s a big ummah tent that includes the Muslim Brotherhood’s North American outlets – according to Jihad’s CMSA website:
CMSA’s NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKS
- American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA Society) (background)
- Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) (background)
- Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) (background)
- Islamic Supreme Council of America
- Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA) (background)
- Muslim American Society (MAS) (background)
CMSA and CAIR are partners and CAIR is listed with the Department of Homeland Security as examples of outreach partners.
The >Muslim-members-only group, is officially sponsored by Muslim congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Andre Carson (D-IN).