What's more appropriate for our Friday night music chill than the hot, sexy, sultry sax on Harlem Nocturne by The Viscounts? Yeah baby.
These boys and girls are fighting for us, dying for us, and we can't give that hot meal? Little Caesar in the White House dines on Kobe steaks and goes out for his 125th round of golf. And don't you dare ask him where he was the night of Benghazi. He spends like a drunken gangster (he was never a sailor) and he expects us to believe this is about a "drawdown"?
What an evil and depraved thing to do.
Band Of Mothers leader Bev Perlson rails,"How long does it take to move the cooks out of Afghanistan? We send billions to Libya, we certainly should be able to keep those hot meals cooking for our Troops! I'm sad to say the treatment of our Troops has not been a priority for most Americans for a long time. Being denied tax exempt status moves Americans off their couches and into the streets! Gee, I really don't have to think too hard to imagine the reaction if Americans were denied one hot meal a day. Think about that folks. If nothing else, as you voice your outrage these days and move into the streets, say some prayers for these brave men and women that they keep their morale up enough and stay motivated to keep fighting for your right to live free and safe."
The drawdown diet: Marines steamed by loss of hot meal at Afghanistan baseBy Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor
Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan will lose a key daily meal starting Saturday, causing some to forgo a hot breakfast and others to work six-plus hours without refueling on cooked food, according to Marines at the base and Marine Corps officials.
The midnight ration service — known there as “midrats" — supplies breakfast to Marines on midnight-to-noon shifts and dinner to Marines who are ending noon-to-midnight work periods. It's described as one of the few times the Marines at Leatherneck can be together in one place.
The base, which is located in Afghanistan’s southwestern Helmand Province, flanked by Iran and Pakistan, also will remove its 24-hour sandwich bar. It plans to replace the dishes long offered at midnight with pre-packaged MREs, said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Cliff Gilmore, who has been deployed in Afghanistan since February.
The moves, though unpopular with many Marines on the ground and their families back home, are emblematic of the massive drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan and the dismantling of U.S. military facilities. More than 30,000 U.S. service members will leave Afghanistan in coming months as the U.S. prepares to hand responsibility for security to Afghan forces in 2014.
While no Marine at Camp Leatherneck agreed to speak on the record, many are privately angry about the hit on base morale.
Obama's DoJ is pursing the same barbaric laws. The DOJ wants to police Social Media posts for offending Muslims suggested it "may violate civil rights."
Obama is emulating his favorite and most trusted ally, Turkish PM Erdogan. Imagine, the President of the United States publicly heralds an Islamic supremacist who said, "The world should consider Islamophobia just like Zionism or anti-Semitism or fascism, a crime against humanity," at the 5th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Vienna back in February. Evil.
In October, 43-year-old Fazil Say went on trial in Turkey for "denigrating" Islam for a series of tweets earlier that year and was found guilty. In one of his messages he had retweeted a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám, in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy. This is the same thing.
Say, who was not present at the hearing, issued a statement calling the verdict "a sad one for Turkey". He denied the charges, saying they were politically motivated.
The 43-year-old went on trial in October accused of denigrating Islam in a series of tweets earlier last year. In one message he retweeted a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy: "You say rivers of wine flow in heaven, is heaven a tavern to you? You say two huris [companions] await each believer there, is heaven a brothel to you?" In other tweets, he made fun of a muezzin (a caller to prayer) and certain religious practices.
Artists and intellectuals have repeatedly been targeted in Turkey for voicing their opinions, and Say's case has renewed concerns about the Turkish government's stance towards freedom of expression. The composer has been a vocal critic of the ruling AK party and Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan and his government have been accused of wanting to dismantle Turkish secularism and of curbing freedom of expression. In a report published at the end of last month, Amnesty International called the lack of freedom of speech in Turkey one of the country's "most entrenched human rights problems". (more here)
"Convicted pianist speaks out on lost freedoms in Turkey" Arts Journal, May 31, 2013
Fazil Say, convicted by a Turkish court for insulting Islam, has spoken about the country’s fading freedoms at a meeting organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Istanbul. You can watch him below (in Turkish). He said, among other things:
- As individuals, we have to fight for our lifestyles and our existence, opinions, art and future under pressure. In the past few years, the epic speeches, attempts to discriminate one to another, and exploitation of religion increased in Turkey. Manipulations increased too. We cannot share our thoughts or art.
-Thousands of people received sentences for being dissidents. Many people are oppressed and frightened.
- It has now turned into a show of strength by the ruling party. The situation is worrying.
-The religious values and freedom of opinion might be conflicting but this should be settled by discussions and by staying friends, not by penalties. People must be free. (translation: Hurriyet Daily News).
This is progress? Yes, this is considered "progress" to the West, that's how low their bar is concerning Islamic law. The international community rails against the Jewish state -- the only democracy in the Middle East. Stoning women, hanging gays, cutting off limbs, honor murder -- it's one multicultural mosaic, doncha know?
Tehran, Iran -Iran has amended its internationally condemned law on stoning convicted adulterers to death to allow judges to impose a different form of execution, according to the revision seen by AFP on Thursday.
The controversial practice, in which stones are thrown at the partially buried offender, has provoked outcries from human rights organisations, international bodies and Western countries urging Iran to abandon it.
An article of Iran's Islamic new penal code, published earlier this week, states that, “if the possibility of carrying out the (stoning) verdict does not exist”, the sentencing judge may order another form of execution pending final approval by the judiciary chief.
The article does not explain what is meant by the possibility of stoning not existing.
Mina Ahadi of the rights group International Committee Against Stoning told AFP the revision proved “international pressure and condemnations” had been effective.
She condemned the revised article as “still being medieval and barbaric”, adding that “we believe stoning should be omitted and no other punishment should replace it”.
Under Iran's interpretation of Islamic sharia law in force since its 1979 revolution, adultery is punished by the stoning of convicted adulterers.
Women are buried up to their shoulders, but men only up to their waists. They are spared if they manage to free themselves before dying.
This is devastating. Stealth coup. The IIIT is an Islamic institution with ties to the extremist Saudi-Wahhabi movement. It was co-founded by Anwar Ibrahim, who strives to present himself to the West as a moderate, but who in fact is an Islamic supremacist who promotes global Islamic rule based on Sharia law.
IIIT was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document -- titled "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" -- as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded "organizations of our friends" that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These "friends" were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims "that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands ... so that ... God's religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions." (source: DTN)
US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood
By Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch
According to promotional material, a United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following course titled “Muslim World Affairs”:
This course is meant to provide students who had little or no background on the Muslim world with a basic understanding of its contemporary history, its geopolitics, its diverse cultures, languages and ethnic groups. Also, the course introduces the key issues and developments that framed the relationship between the world of Islam and the West, such as the colonial encounter, the capitalist expansion of the West, the emergence of the nation-state and its institutions, the discovery of oil in the Middle East and its implications, the communication revolution and contemporary globalization and their impact on cultures, values and life styles; and finally the US foreign policy towards the Muslim world and its implications. This course will be covered in twelve hours. Instructor: Professor Ermin Sinanovic, US Naval Academy, Maryland.
According to his bio, Ermin Sinanovic is:
…an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. He studied for an MA and a PhD in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Prof. Sinanovic obtained two BAs (one in Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, the other in Political Science) and an MA (Islamic Civilization) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. His research interests include transnational Islamic revival, Southeast Asian politics, Islamic movements, Middle East politics, Islamic political thought, and Islam and politics in general. At the Naval Academy, Prof. Sinanovic teaches courses on Southeast Asian politics, Middle East politics, and Islam and politics. He speaks Bosnian, English, Arabic, and Malay.
One of the other instructors at the IIIT summer program will be US Muslim Brotherhood leader Louay Safi, identified in the announcement as affiliated with the College of Islamic Studies of the Qatar Foundation. In 2009 Louay Safi, also an official at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was at the center of a controversy when it was learned that the US Defense Department brought him to Fort Hood as an instructor and that he had been lecturing on Islam to troops in Fort Hood who were about to deploy to Afghanistan. In February 2010, the activities and lectures of Dr. Safi on all military bases were suspended pending a criminal inquiry by the U.S. military. A shooting took place at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas on November 5, 2009 in which a single gunman killed 13 people and over 30 people were injured in the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base. The only suspect in the shooting is Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old U.S. Army major serving as a psychiatrist. Dr. Safi has also been recently identified as a leading member of the Syrian National Council, a Syrian opposition group dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Read it all here
She converted to Islam to wage jihad. That is Islam. They killed her and two al qaeda-affiliated British Muslims. She is not the first American Muslim to go Syria to wage jihad, but she is believed to be the first American to die in the cause of Islam in Syria. How many others are fighting and will return to wage jihad on our shores?
Robert Spencer adds, "Yet another convert to Islam somehow gets the idea that jihad involves hot warfare. Yet no mainstream Muslim organization in the U.S., despite their stated opposition to what they claim is al-Qaeda's twisting and hijacking of true Islamic teaching, has any program designed to teach Muslims (and converts to Islam) to avoid this understanding of Islam. And authorities seem completely indifferent to and clueless as to the implications of that fact."
Michigan car worker's daughter who was converted to Islam by her Arab husband is shot dead while fighting for Syrian rebels The Daily Mail, June 1, 2013 (thanks to Van)
- Syrian state-run television reported three Westerners, including an American woman and a British citizen have been killed by government forces
- Relatives of Nicole Lynn Mansfield, 33, of Flint, Michigan said that the pictures being aired on Syrian television are her
- The three individuals were allegedly working with an al-Qaeda rebel affiliate in the war-torn nation
A 33-year-old Michigan woman who converted to Islam after marrying an Arab immigrant has been shot dead in Syria by government forces who claimed she was part of an al-Qaeda influenced group.
Two FBI agents traveled to see family members of Nicole Lynn Mansfield today and confirmed to them their relative was dead after Syrian state television broadcast images of her passport on Wednesday.
The government controlled television station said that Mansfield was shot while driving in Idlib in the northwest of the country and aired her license in which she is seen to wear an Islamic headscarf and her address listed as Flint, Michigan.
Nicole Lynn Mansfield was shot dead by Syrian government forces along with two other Westerners - reportedly both British - The 33-year-old is from Flint, Michigan and converted to Islam several years ago following marriage to an Arab man
The news report speculated that Mansfield was a terrorist and said that she was shot alongside two people from the UK.
Family members in Michigan confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that the images seen on Syrian television are of Mansfield.
'I am sick over it,' said the deceased woman's aunt, Monica Mansfield Speelman. 'I didn’t think she was (a terrorist), but God only knows.'
Reports claimed the three people were ambushed by government forces in their car while traveling through the province of Idlib in northwestern Syria - which has been a flashpoint during the two-year-long civil war in the troubled nation.
The television footage showed a black car riddled with bullets and three bodies laid out also with multiple gunshot wounds.
The MailOnline has seen these images but is not publishing them.
How can we educate young people when the fascists prohibit, harass, and intimidate to shut down discussion of the gravest threat to freedom? This is illustrative of the sharia enforcment of the blasphemy laws at universities across America. Islamic supremacists and jihadists like Reza Aslan and Iman Rauf get paid tens of thousands to speak while voices of freedom are blacklisted. Is it any wonder that we have lost this generation?
Unless your child intends to pursue a specific profession (medicine, engineering, law), then a college/university education is useless. Worse, it's poison. It's a breeding ground for hate, for anti-freedom subversives. Jihad groups like the MSU and the MSA are free to terrorize the student body and leftist thugs enforce their nazi-like philosophies.
Muslim and leftist students bully campus Republicans after “Obsession” screening Israel Unseen, June 1, 2013 (thanks to Golem)
Islam Supporters Bully College Republicans Out Of Their Own Event Israel Unseen Portland State University College Republicans show the film “Obsession”, which focuses radical Islam’s fascination with western civilization. A large contingent of socialists and muslims show up to intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own event.
California, here we come. After much sturm and drang, San Francisco Muni finally approved our Islamic apartheid ads, after many weeks of handwringing and procrastination. I had to provide proof of every ad fact, but of course the "Israel is an Apartheid state" campaign did not have to provide any. When I asked why we were held to a different standard, I was told by Scott Goldsmith, President of Titan (the sales for San Fransciscoo Muni) that the 'Israel Apartheid' ads is only an opinion.
No matter. The campaign hits the streets of San Francisco on June 10.
I am sure that the same idiots and knaves, like the transgender chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, Theresa Sparks, who opposed my ads highlighting Muslim oppression of Gays, will denounce me again. Now that they have issued their first-ever resolution against me (the first of its kind), will they issue a second of its kind?
Further evidence the media is aligned with the jihad force. They matter of factly promote, advance and give a national and international platform to annihilationists and jihadists while blacklisting voices in defense of freedom.
Look at how the BBC treats this enemy combatant with respect and deference. Have you ever seen Tommy Robinson or any of my colleagues and I ever treated with any modicum of respect on the rare occasion that we might be on? It's always a nasty game of gotcha - "racist" "islamophobe" etc.
Watch the BBC reporter giving creedence to the jihadist's lies of why Mujahid Adebolajo lbeheaded a British man on a public street. Typical Muslim greiveance mongering with media support and sanction. Poor Mujahid was mistreated when he was arrested for jihad activity in Kenya.
I am sure the BBC will be denouncing law enforcement and chanting cries of "islamophobia."
UPDATE: Thanks to asute Atlas readers who point out the interviewer said: "I understand you are both REVERTS to Islam..." This is an Islamic concept. The Islamic supremacist ideology falsifies all other religions by insisting every human being is born a Muslim. They may be led "astray" by Christianity or Judaism etc but essentially we are all Muslims and a convert is really a revert -- reverting back to Islam. Despicable, I know. Bloody BBC dhimmis....
BBC interviewee Abu Nusaybah faces three terror charges - BBC.com
A man arrested after appearing on the BBC's Newsnight programme has been charged with three terrorism offences.Abu Nusaybah, 30, from east London, was held after giving an interview about his friend, Michael Adebolajo, one of the suspects in the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
The charges, which he denies, relate to videos of lectures and written material.
They are not linked to the death of Drummer Rigby on 22 May.
Abu Nusaybah, who has been charged under his real name of Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court for a brief hearing.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 28 June.
His lawyer Mozammel Hossain indicated that his client would be entering not guilty pleas.
The charges include an allegation that on or before 24 May he "published or caused another to publish" five video recorded lectures entitled In Pursuit of Allah's Governance on the Earth, intending or being reckless as to whether members of the public would be encouraged to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism.
In two further charges, Abu Nusaybah is also alleged, on or before 24 May, to have provided services to others enabling them to access a video lecture by Khalid al-Husainan and a text called Reality of the Rulers by Abu Zubair Adil al-Adab - conduct which could be intended as a "direct or indirect encouragement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism", according to the Crown Prosecution Service's counter terrorism unit.
He was arrested on Friday 24 May outside the BBC's New Broadcasting House in central London, immediately after recording his interview with Newsnight.
"Nigerian police foil Hezbollah attack plot on Israel" The Washington Times, June 1, 2013, thanks to Lookmann
Nigerian police said they’ve arrested three Hezbollah members from Lebanon who were about to launch an attack on Israeli facilities.
The men were arrested in northern Nigeria between May 16 and May 28, The Jerusalem Post reported. The three reportedly admitted they were Hezbollah members during police questioning.
Police raided their home and found a cache of weapons, including 11 60-mm anti-tank weapons, four anti-tank landmines, two rounds of ammunition for a 122 mm artillery gun, 21 rocket-propelled grenades, 17 AK-47s, and more than 11,000 bullets and a stack of dynamite, the Post reported.
“The arms and ammunition were targeted at facilities of Israel and Western interest in Nigeria,” a police spokesman said, in the Post. The spokesman did not specify what facilities were targeted
Here are the highlights of Hamas-CAIR's daily email. They are at war with us. Their Islamic supremacist mission ("a kind of grand jihad") is clear: dismantle counter terror protections and impose the sharia in order to further the goal of "eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers, so that it is eliminated, and Allah's religion is made victorious over all other religions." That is a direct quote from an internal captured document entered into evidence in the largest terror-funding trial in our nation's history -- the Holy Land Foundation trial, in which CAIR was named a Muslim Brotherhood unindicted co-conspirator (scroll for more).
Emboldened by Obama and Holder, wildly funded and on a mission -- from allah.
- Video: CAIR Lawsuit Claims U.S. Muslims Detained, Asked About Religion
"There is an actual policy that's in place that instructs these border authorities and FBI agents at the borders to ask a certain set of questions," says CAIR attorney Lena Masri. . ."Which mosque do you pray at?
- CAIR Good News Alert: Va. Muslim’s No-Fly List Case Clears Legal Hurdle
On May 28, in a decision that has major implications for the government's use of the no-fly list, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected government efforts to dismiss Gulet Mohamed's challenge to his placement on the list.
- Islamophobia Watch: Female-Only Swims Take Heat
Critics charge the concept, geared to cultures and religions that forbid mixed-gender pool outings, is everything from sexist to an attempt by Muslims to bring in Sharia law via the back door.
- Study Finds Muslim Women Wearing Headscarves Face Job Discrimination
The findings revealed that wearing a hijab had a negative impact in all aspects of the hiring process compared to Muslim women who did not wear a hijab.
- CAIR Urges 'Hijab-Friendly' Policies in U.S. Prisons
CAIR is urging all local and federal U.S. prisons to adopt more "hijab-friendly' policies by allowing Muslim women to wear headscarves during their detention and in photos.
- Was discrimination displayed against the Islamic Center of Mobile?
During Tuesday's debate, Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson openly questioned whether some residents did not approve of the Islamic faith and were using the parking issue as a way to remove them.
- CAIR-MI: Hearing Scheduled in Suit Over Border Questioning of Muslims
On Wednesday, May 29, CAIR-Michigan will hold a news conference in Detroit prior to a hearing on a federal lawsuit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the FBI over the repeated detention and questioning of Muslims about their religious beliefs and practices by federal agents at and inside the United States-Canada border and other ports of entry.
- CAIR: Is Struggling for Civil Rights the Pursuit of Happiness?
American Muslims are on the frontlines of helping ensure our nation does not take a wrong turn and become an unjust, unequal society.
- CAIR: Michigan Muslim Capitol Day Returns to Lansing
Look at the kind of press this terror-linked group gets:
- Video: CAIR on CNN to Discuss Call for Probe of FBI Shooting of Unarmed Muslim
- Video: CAIR Wants Civil Rights Probe of Todashev Death (AP)
- CAIR: Muslim was Unarmed When Shot (Wash. Post)
- CAIR: Islamic Group Calls for Probe Into Fla. Shooting (Boston Globe)
- CAIR: FBI Shot 'Unarmed Chechen' They Were Questioning (AFP)
- Video: CAIR Demands Answers After Fatal FBI Shooting in Florida (CBS)
- CAIR Demands Investigation of Todashev Shooting (Orlando Weekly)
- CAIR: Boston Suspect Friend Unarmed When Killed by FBI Agent (UPI)
I have spent years studying the evidence demonstrating that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) is a terrorist organization operating as a front group for Hamas and its affiliated organizations. I have consulted with FBI agents, CIA agents, local law enforcement officers, and attorneys who specialize in national security law. All of these consultations confirm that CAIR was begun as a Hamas front group to carry out the Muslim Brotherhood’s anti-American agenda.
Much, but not all of this evidence, was documented in United States v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development et al., 3:04-cr-00240-P (N.D. Texas) (“HLF”). I have personally invested hundreds of hours reading written documented evidence and listening to audio-taped evidence that had been introduced at the trial.
The evidence shows that CAIR is a criminal terrorist organization. This conclusion is shared by the United States government. The Department of Justice named CAIR in the federal criminal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which concluded with multiple guilty verdicts, as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive conspiracy to fundraise for, and otherwise pursue, the terrorist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestine Committee, a public relations and fund raising arm of Hamas in the United States. See generally HLF. Specifically, CAIR was named as one of the organizations formed by the defendants and co-conspirators to create the appearance of legality in the effort to raise funds and public support for Hamas and its jihad abroad. As the evidence in the HLF trial demonstrated, these plans were part of the 1993 Philadelphia planning meeting carried out by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas operatives, a meeting which the FBI secretly recorded pursuant to a lawful court order, the entire transcript of which was introduced into the record at the HLF trial. Two of the key participants at this Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas planning meeting were Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad. Ahmad co-founded CAIR, along with CAIR’s executive director Awad, in 1994 soon after this meeting. Ahmad served as CAIR’s chairman of the board until 2005 and Awad still serves as CAIR’s executive director.
Further, the federal prosecutors successfully resisted every effort by CAIR to have the public designation of CAIR as an “unindicted co-conspirator” removed from the court record and concluded as follows in its brief to the court:
Indeed, CAIR’s request to strike its name from the government’s co-conspirator’s list is moot, since its conspiratorial relationship with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) was confirmed by testimony and documentary evidence admitted at trial prior to the date CAIR even filed its brief.
The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
More of the left's destructive pathology. Not just suicidal but homicidal, because they mean to take us down with them.
"New York Review of Books Sympathizes with Jihadists" Pamela Geller, Breitbart, June 1, 2013
The latest edition of the New York Review of Books includes a 4,076-word piece sympathetic to the Boston jihadists who built bombs designed to rip through flesh and bone. In “The Bombers’ World,” Christian Caryl sets out to normalize the unthinkable and justify the savagery that claimed three lives and left many with missing limbs.
The article is an example of the pathology of the left’s obsession with justifying violence directed toward America or any other country that shares our values and the lengths to which they will go to exonerate Islam and deflect attention from the real root cause.
Caryl paints jihadi murderer Tamerlan Tsarnaev (Tamerlane was a vicious 14th century jihadist warmonger) as “a man who was the lodestar of his family.” Caryl tells us that “in 2009, he was briefly arrested for physically assaulting his then girlfriend. That spot on his record probably had a part in the subsequent delay in the decision on his application to obtain US citizenship, which then prevented him from competing in a crucial boxing tournament after the sponsoring organization changed the rules to ban noncitizens from participating.”
An ex-girlfriend said Tamerlan beat her for dressing like a typical American; this is in accordance with Islam’s honor code and the Qur’an’s command to beat disobedient women (4:34). But the only thing Caryl laments is how this prevented Tsarnaev from “competing in a crucial boxing tournament.” Caryl also speaks about the Islamic notion of honor without ever mentioning its true wellspring, Islam, or the violence or the killing that comes with it:
Traditional Chechen culture places a high value on family ties, and the defense of collective "honor, which is regarded as vested in the women of the clan, is a high priority. A family friend told me a revealing story from a few years back. Anzor learned that his older daughter, Bella, had been seen in the company of a boy during her junior year of high school. The father deemed this unbecoming behavior, and so he kept the girl at home, out of school, for so long that she was denied credit for the school year.
Keeping a girl out of school is cruel. Making light of it is crueler. Murdering her for honor is cruelest of all, and it’s all too common in Muslim countries, many of which have relaxed penalties for honor murders. But Caryl never mentions any of that, although he does add that “by tradition, it’s up to the family’s eldest son to enforce the rules for his siblings, so Tamerlan was dispatched to teach his sister’s would-be wooer a lesson: he found the boy and beat him up.”
And still Caryl is clueless and/or complicit about how this “charming” boy could possibly turn into a monster, and yet any rational thinking person sees only a monster. He writes, “As ominous as these details might appear in retrospect, they don’t necessarily indicate a predisposition to terrorism.”
Caryl never mentions Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s alleged involvement in the murder of three Jewish boys on September 11, 2011--the tenth anniversary of the Islamic jihad attacks on America.
Instead, Caryl sets about to exonerate the other bloodthirsty brother, Dzhokhar. He quotes a Tsarnaev family friend: “‘My brother is telling me to be more Islamic,’ Baudy recalls Dzhokhar saying. ‘Before [Dzhokhar] wouldn’t pray. But then he did. The only reason Jahar started to was because he lived in the same house and they told him to.’”
If my brother or sister told me to slaughter people, I would never do it. Would you? But if it were Dzhokhar’s faith that dictated that he slaughter people in the cause of advancing the belief system, his behavior becomes more understandable.
But then Caryl adds information that suggests that Dzhokhar was more convinced than he would have us believe: (read the rest here)
Yet Dzhokhar’s page on the Russian social media website vKontakte appears to show that he frequented a number of Islamic religious websites (During interrogation by FBI agents after he was taken into custody, Dzhokhar said that he and his brother had watched online sermons by the radical cleric and al-Qaeda sympathizer Anwar al-Awlaki). It’s possible, of course, that he felt sincerely wedded to his identity as a Muslim even though he had a hard time avoiding the temptations that face the typical young American.
Caryl describes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a “young Muslim firebrand.” Not as a hatemonger or a racist or bigot, as Caryl’s mainstream media describe my colleagues and me for opposing the debased inhumanity that the Tsarnaevs represent. Instead, Caryl laments how the Tsarnaev brothers were taken in by a “seductive (though horribly misguided) idealism.” Idealism.
The deception continues. Caryl writes: “At the Cambridge mosque where Tamerlan sometimes worshiped, he attracted attention on at least two occasions during prayer services by speaking out against moderate imams who were preaching the virtues of tolerance.”
That is not what happened. In reality, Tamerlan Tsarnaev reacted violently when an imam praised Martin Luther King on Marin Luther King Day, because King was a "non-believer." That makes the imam moderate? While we know nothing substantial to prove that the imam is moderate, we do know that at least five people connected to the Tsarnaev's mosque have been associated with terror. And that's not including Tamerlan and Dzhokhar.
“Each day,” Caryl complains, “brings fresh questions about the peculiar constellation of forces that seem to have driven the Tsarnaev brothers to commit their crime. We may never get entirely to the bottom of it all.”
Believe them, Christian, when they tell you why they did it. They slaughtered for the cause of Islam.
The story alleges that two of the men posing with McCain were involved in the "kidnapping of 11 Shiite pilgrims one year ago." This is what happens when clueless polticians inject themselves into situations in which they clearly do not belong. What was McCain thinking, sneaking into Syria to meet with jihadists?
Senator McCain went to Syria to meet with the opposition.
The Free Syrian Army and Al Nusrah, the two main armed factions of the Syrian resistance are jihadist groups run by the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda (here).McCain Knows Less About the Syrian Civil War than You Do, Daniel Greenfield
McCain stands in front of Nour, center, during his recent visit to Syria. (Razan Shalab AlSham/Syrian Emergency Task Force/HO)
McCain stands in front of Nour, center, during his recent visit to Syria.(Razan Shalab AlSham/Syrian Emergency Task Force/HO)
BEIRUT: U.S. Senator John McCain was photographed with a known affiliate of the rebel group responsible for the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims one year ago, during a brief and highly publicized visit inside Syria this week.
The U.S. senator became the highest-level American official to enter Syria since the uprising began. A former presidential candidate and staunch opponent of President Barack Obama’s Syria policy, he has been leading calls to better arm moderate opposition groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad.
During a brief visit to northern Syria from Turkey, confirmed by his office Monday, McCain met with rebel leaders calling for greater support in their fight against Assad. He was accompanied by the chief of staff of the rebel Supreme Military Council, Gen. Salim Idriss.
The pilgrims were kidnapped by armed rebels in Azaz, in Syria’s Aleppo province, in May last year as they were making their way back to Lebanon from Iran.
How is this any different than Islamic law in, say, Turkey (Obama's favorite and most trusted ally)? In October, 43-year-old Fazil Say went on trial in Turkey for "denigrating" Islam for a series of tweets earlier that year. In one of his messages he had retweeted a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám, in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy. This is the same thing.
If the DoJ pursued the vicious, offensive, racist, antisemitic tweets directed at me (and others) by Muslims and leftists, they would be pursuing little else. But they wouldn't and they shouldn't.
Note to the Justice Department -- we will fight you on this every step of the way. We will drag your dhimmi asses all the way to the Supreme Court. This is sharia enforcement, and we are not going to stand for it.
"DOJ: Social Media Posts Trashing Muslims May Violate Civil Rights" Judicial Watch, May 30, 2013 (thanks to Jane)
In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.
The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the “us versus them” environment created by the U.S. government, law enforcement agents and fellow citizens is unacceptable and inconsistent with what America is all about.
“Muslims and Arab Americans have helped build and strengthen our nation,” Holder said after expressing that he is “grateful” to have Muslims as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights. He also vowed to strengthen “crucial dialogue” between Muslim and Arab-American communities and law enforcement.
Evidently that was a precursor of sorts for an upcoming Tennessee event (“Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society”) that will feature the region’s top DOJ official, who serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and an FBI representative. The goal is to increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles, according to a local newspaper report. The June 4 powwow is sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee.
The area’s top federal prosecutor, Bill Killian, will address a topic that most Americans are likely unfamiliar with, even those well versed on the Constitution; that federal civil rights laws can actually be violated by those who post inflammatory documents aimed at Muslims on social media. “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian says in the local news story. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”
"What would have happened had (Hassoun's) bomb been real would have made Boston look like a minor incident." U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said.
They had video, the backpack bomb, they had him on tape, they had motive (jihad) -- they had him. Why plea this down? If he had been successful he would have killed thousands. 23 years for an act of war? 23 years for mass murder?
"Sami Samir Hassoun Sentenced: Would-Be Wrigleyville Backpack Bomber Gets 23 Years" By Michael Tarm, AP, 05/30/13 (thanks to Choi)
CHICAGO — A judge raised the specter of the Boston Marathon on Thursday as he sentenced a young Lebanese immigrant to 23 years in prison for placing a backpack he believed contained a powerful bomb along a bustling city street near the Chicago Cubs' baseball stadium.
Everyone at Sami Samir Hassoun's sentencing in a crowded courtroom in Chicago could not help but think of the bombs that went off a month ago concealed in backpacks on the East Coast, killing three people and wounding hundreds more, U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said.
"Let's give the elephant in the room a name: It's called the Boston Marathon," he said. "What would have happened had (Hassoun's) bomb been real would have made Boston look like a minor incident."
Earlier, prosecutor Joel Hammerman held up the ominous-looking but harmless device fashioned from a paint can that Hassoun put in a trash bin near Wrigley Field, placing it in front of the judge. Hassoun was told by undercover FBI agents, the prosecutor said, that it would destroy half the city block and kill dozens of people.
Minutes before the sentence was announced, Hassoun, a 25-year-old one-time Chicago baker and candy-store worker, apologized for what he'd done in a five-minute statement. Crying, he asked the judge if he could address his family and friends, and then turned to look at them on a nearby bench.
"I am sorry for the actions that I made and the shame I brought on you," Hassoun said, struggling to keep his composure. "I promise I will become a better person ... and make it up to you."
His mother sobbed aloud and when Hassoun finished, she said in an audible voice to her son, "I love you!"
Gettleman said he accepted the defense depiction of Hassoun as a uniquely gullible youth and that an informant may have been eager to please his FBI handlers by leading him on – though the judge said that was no excuse for Hassoun's crime.
During the hearing, prosecutors played secret video recordings of Hassoun during the sting in which he talks about killing people. He explains that one reason to stage the attack along bar-strewn Clark Street is that late-night revelers will be so drunk they wouldn't notice him dropping a bomb into the trash bin.
In another chilling video shown in court, Hassoun smiles and hums a tune to himself on the night of Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 – moments before heading off to what he thought would be a major terrorist attack.
The Red Cross acquiesced, kowtowed and dhimmied-down to Islamic supremacists repeatedly, and where did it get them? On the receiving end of repeated attacks. Submission and/or kindness is seen as weakness in the Islamic culture.There is no give and take. Just take.
This is at least the second attack on the Red Cross this week. More peace offerings from Obama's peace partners:
Militants Attack Red Cross Office In Afghanistan With Guns, Suicide Bomber, Killing A Guard IBT, June 1, 2013
Mlitants using guns and a suicide bomber attacked an office of the Red Cross in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon, killing an Afghan security guard, in the second such incident in five days targeting an international aid agency.
Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was shot in his Florida home on May 22 in a violent confrontation with an FBI agent. The FBI agent and two Massachusetts state troopers questioned the Boston bombers' collaborator Todashev about his ties to the late Boston Marathon bombers, as well as a triple throat slashing/slaying in Massachusetts two years ago (that the Boston bombers have been implicated in). ABC News reported last week that Todashev became violent as he was about to sign a confession that he and the Boston jihad bombers were the murderers of the three Jewish boys on the tenth anniversary of September 1th.
The father of the Jew-killing Muslim claims his son was shot in the back of the head by the FBI execution style, and he wants the FBI agents tried.
Hamas-CAIR is in league with these Jew-killing butchers as well.
Hamas-CAIR claims to have an infiltrated the FBI. Who is the informant at the FBI who is leaking classified intel to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and jihadist subversives? That calls for an investigation. Shouldn't Obama be wiretapping CAIR for leaks, or is that just reserved for AP, FOX and journalists? The Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) is a terrorist organization operating as a front group for Hamas and its affiliated organizations. Much, but not all, of this evidence was documented in United States v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development et al., 3:04-cr-00240-P (N.D. Texas) (“HLF”).
The evidence shows that CAIR is a criminal terrorist organization. This conclusion is shared by the United States government. The Department of Justice named CAIR in the federal criminal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which concluded with multiple guilty verdicts, as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive conspiracy to fundraise for, and otherwise pursue, the terrorist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestine Committee, a public relations and fund raising arm of Hamas in the United States.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Hezb'allah terror supporter and executive director of CAIR-Florida, Hassan Shibly, told reporters that CAIR has an "intermediary" who said that the FBI told him that Todashev was unarmed. Shibly did not identify the intermediary.
Shibly, speaking to reporters in Orlando on Wednesday, said the group was calling for the independent investigation "to make sure excessive force was not used against this unarmed individual."Boston bombers linked to triple murder of Jews Boston Jihad Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev stole the gun used to kill ...
"Father of Chechen killed in Boston probe wants FBI agents tried" The Telegraph, May 30, 2013
The father of a Chechen man killed by an FBI agent as he was questioned over links to the Boston marathon bombing has claimed his son was shot in the back of the head in an extra-judicial execution. Photo: Getty Images
Abdulbaki Todashev said his eldest son Ibragim was hit with seven bullets – six to his body and a “control shot” fired into his head, designed to finish him off.
Mr Todashev, 27, was killed at his home in Orlando, Florida, on May 22 as an FBI special agent and several other law enforcement personnel questioned him about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber who died in a shoot-out with police after the attack.
The FBI has said that Mr Todashev, who moved to the US from Russia in 2008, was shot when he initiated a “violent confrontation” with his questioners.
Mr Todashev was said to have confessed to his involvement in an unsolved 2011 triple murder with Tsarnaev when he became violent, according to agents.
USA Today reports: Father of man FBI shot claims his son was executed
Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY5:54 p.m. EDT May 30, 2013The ethnic Chechen was being questioned about his ties to a Boston bombing suspect.
- Initial reports had said the victim was armed with a knife
- Florida Islamic group calls for independent probe of the shooting
- Some sources say Todashev lunged at an FBI agent
The father of a Florida man with ties to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev said Thursday that his son was slain "execution-style" by FBI agents last week in Orlando.
Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was shot in his Florida home on May 22 while an FBI agent and two Massachusetts state troopers questioned him about his ties to the late Boston Marathon bombing suspect, as well as a triple slaying in Massachusetts two years ago.
Todashev's father, Abdul-Baki Todashev, told the the Moscow media that his son had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the back of his head. The elder Todashev also displayed photos he claimed were of his son's body in a Florida morgue, according to AP.
Initially, at least one law enforcement official told USA TODAY that Todashev, an ethnic Chechen, was armed with a knife or other sharp object when he violently attacked an FBI agent during questioning, which led the agent to open fire.
"Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Releases 11th Issue Of Inspire Magazine: Praises And Takes Credit For Motivating Boston Bombing And Other Recent Attacks, While Promising More; In A First, Is Released Via Twitter Rather Than Jihadi Forum" MEMRI, May 30, 2013
On May 30, 2013, jihad supporters on Twitter disseminated the eleventh issue of Inspire, the English-language jihadi magazine produced by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). In the issue, which includes threats to the American people by the group's military commander Qassem Al-Rimi, AQAP makes an effort to capitalize on the Boston and London attacks to incite further attacks.
For the first time, the link to this latest issue - unlike the previous ones, which were published on Al-Qaeda affiliated jihadi forums - was released via Twitter. The first downloadable link was posted on a Twitter account belonging to "Muhammad Al-Shammary," who said he had received an email with English and Arabic copies of the magazine. Al-Shammary, who uses the handle @muhammad115599 and about whom very little is known, then posted the password needed to unlock the link. Prior to Al-Shammary's tweets, Yemeni journalist 'Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Jamal, who is associated with the group, had posted links to the two copies; however, they did not in fact contain the magazine. Al-Jamal was the first to break the news about the magazine's release, when he posted excerpts and pictures from the latest issue onto his Facebook page. He attributed his failed attempts to release the entire magazine to power outages in Yemen, where he lives.
The relatively small size of the issue as compared to previous ones, and the sloppy translation and editing, indicate that AQAP has not found an adequate replacement for magazine founders Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American-born cleric, and Samir Khan, another American.
Most of the articles in this issue focus on the Boston Marathon bombing. Inspire's publishers clearly believe that they deserve credit for providing the perpetrators with the motivation and operational know-how for the attack. More importantly, AQAP uses the current issue to incite Muslims in the West to carry out similar attacks, by emulating the Tsarnaev brothers and the Woolwich attackers. Thus, one prominent feature in the issue is a message from AQAP's military commander, Qassem Al-Rimi, who warns the American people that such attacks will continue, and that their government is unable to stop them.
MEMRI will be sending out a full review and analysis of the 11th issue of Inspire magazine. The following are the first reports that MEMRI is releasing on Inspire's 11th issue:
- Editor Yahya Ibrahim In Inspire 11 Mocks West For Dismissing Inspire's Call For Home-Grown Jihad, Points To Boston Marathon Bombing As Proof Of The Message's Potency
- Articles In Inspire 11 Emphasize Effectiveness Of Lone-Wolf Operations; 'The Boston Bombings Have Uncovered The Capabilities Of The Muslim Youth, They Have Revealed The Power Of A Lone Jihad Operation'