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Peace 101

I guess they didn’t have Peace Studies at Yale when John Kerry was there (earning a GPA below George W. Bush’s). If they had, he might have learned Golda Meir’s dictum, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

She said that in 1957. It ain’t true yet:

Girl to PA TV about her goal in life:

“My life’s ambition is to reach the level that the Martyr fighter Dalal Mughrabi reached…”

The purpose of the PA TV program was explained by the TV host:

“Today we are in the Dalal Mughrabi School [in Gaza], to get to know the Palestinian Martyr and fighter…”

You all know who Dalal Mughrabi is, but I enjoy posting her picture almost as much as I enjoy posting Scarlett Johansson’s:

For different reasons, of course.

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that in addition to this school in the Gaza Strip, the PA has named numerous places and events after Mughrabi, who led the massacre of 37 civilians, including at least two additional PA schools and one kindergarten in the West Bank, summer camps, sporting events, and much more.

Do we have any schools or summer camps named after Jeffrey Dahmer? Charles Manson? Major Nidal Hassan?

But the Arabs do this kind of [bleep] all the time:

The official Palestinian Authority daily reported that the PA and Fatah inaugurated a forest they chose to name after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad: “The Martyr Abu Jihad Forest.”

Abu Jihad was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO’s military wing and planned many deadly terror attacks. These attacks, which according to the official PA daily killed at least 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history – the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Israel whacked him in 1988, and I guess the Arabs retired his nom de guerre with him. Pity. It’s pretty bad ass.

I don’t know if terrorists are born or made. But if they’re not born terrorists, the Arabs sure work hard at making them so.

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Islam for Journalists

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Islam for Journalists: An Oxymoron

Written by just a moron:

A “how-to” guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political correctness.

“Islam for Journalists,” an online guide from Washington State University, says coverage of the Muslim world can be fair, yet inoffensive without compromising journalistic principles. Yet it pointedly condemns publication of images of Muhammed, an act which is forbidden by the Koran, and seems to equate it with violence carried out in the name of Islam.

“Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen…can be just as lethal,” Lawrence Pintak, dean of the school’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, wrote in the introduction to the guide.

I beg to differ, Pintak: those weren’t pens sticking out of Theo van Gogh’s lifeless, bloodstained body. They were swords—or knives, close enough.

The author also seemingly panders to the Muslim faith, explaining in the guide that Muhammad is off-limits because “although he is not divine, he is considered ‘the Perfect Man.’”

“By imitating him, “Muslims hope to acquire his interior attitude—perfect surrender to God,” he added, as if such a deep knowledge of a particular religion is required of journalists.

Great. Knock yourselves out, Mohammedans. But lay off the reporters. If this guy has his way, they’ll sure as hell lay off you.

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Take Two

President Obama returned to Fort Hood yesterday to deliver remarks on the fifth anniversary of the Islam-inspired terrorist killings:

“Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.”

I’m sorry, my bad. Those were his remarks at the time of the original shooting.

This is what he said yesterday:

My understanding is is that you had an extremely productive conference. I want to thank all of you for coming and for your efforts, and I want to give you my solemn guarantee that this is not the end of a process, but the beginning of a process and that we are going to follow up.

We are going to follow up. Every single member of my team understands that this is a top priority for us. I want you to know that, as I said this morning, this — this is not something that we just give lip service to. And we are going to keep on working with you to make sure that the first Americans get the best possible chances in life in a way that’s consistent with your extraordinary traditions and culture and values.

Now, I have to say, though, that beyond that, I had planned to make some broader remarks about the challenges that lay ahead for Native Americans as well as collaboration with our administration.

But as some of you might have heard, there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Oh boy, that’s on me. Again.

Can someone please get me President Obama’s comments from yesterday?

Five years later, President Obama was back Wednesday on the same field in front of the same building on the same Army post in the same state, with some of the same faces again grieving for soldiers killed in an act of senseless violence.

For president and mourners alike, the outdoor service for the victims of last week’s rampage here proved a haunting repeat of the first mass shooting on Mr. Obama’s watch, in the fall of 2009. The casualty toll was lighter this time and the apparent motives different, but the anguish was no less powerful.

“Part of what makes this so painful is that we’ve been here before…”

Ain’t it the truth, Mr. President. Ain’t it the truth.

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Religion of Pieces

It’s too early in the day to link to the stories themselves, but I think you should know that a suicide bomber in an Afghanistan market turned human beings to chunks and spray. And Somali Islamists beheaded two women on suspicions of being Christian. While making their children watch.

And it’s not even breakfast.

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In Other Atrocities…

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At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria’s central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say.

Heavily armed men entered three villages in the Kaura district in the south of the state.

It is not clear who was behind the attacks, but residents blame members of the mainly Muslim Fulani tribe.

Most of those killed in the villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwan Gata and Chenshyi, had been so badly burned they could not be identified, he told the BBC. Houses were destroyed by fire and food supplies looted.

The unrest is not connected with the continuing Islamist insurgency carried out by the Boko Haram group, which wants to impose Sharia law in the north.

The attacks in Kaduna came only a day after reports emerged of 69 people being killed over several days in northern Katsina state when dozens of armed men arrived in villages on motorbikes.

Violence in that area has also been blamed on Fulani attacking local farmers from the Muslim Hausa ethnic group, rather than the Christian community.

We look upon this savagery and are rightly horrified. But I expect it has been rather typical of human behavior over the millennia. God bless us for evolving to the point that we no longer find it acceptable.

Most of us, that is.

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Well, Looky Here

Is that a missile in your hold—or are you just glad to see me?

The IDF Spokesman said Sunday that operation “Full Exposure,” for intercepting Iranian arms ship Klos C, has ended. The containers aboard the ship, which was intercepted by IDF naval commandos off the coast of Sudan, have all been offloaded and their contents thoroughly examined.

Forces from the Navy, the Combat Engineering Corps and the Munitions Corps took part in offloading and inspecting the containers, following the ship’s arrival in Eilat yesterday.

The list of weapons that the ship carried is as follows:

Forty M-302 rockets, with a range of 90 to 160 km.

181 mortar shells, 122 mm caliber.

About 400,000 bullets, 7.62 caliber.

Bullets of the 7.62 mm caliber are usually used in Kalashnikov-type assault rifles.

“These weapons are advanced arms that would have endangered millions of Israeli citizens,” said the IDF Spokesman.

Thusly:

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The bad news about the map is that nearly all of Israel would have been at risk. The good news is that it’s all Israel.

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Ship of Fools

Reader Jeanette sent us this graphic from the IDF:

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I’m not sure why the lying ayatollahs took such a circuitous route. Doubtless to throw off the scent.

Nice try:

The world will see the Iranian leaders for the liars that they are when the captured ship Iran sent to the Gaza Strip with Syrian missiles arrives in Eilat in the coming days, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday.

“The government in Iran says that everything is lies,” Netanyahu said after visiting the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. “In another few days, the ship will arrive in Eilat, and we will see who is the liar. We will reveal before the whole world the true face of Iran.”

“Did you ever hear about Iran sending a humanitarian delegation overseas? No?” Netanyahu said during his speech. “You know why? You know why you haven’t heard anything about that? Because the only thing that Iran sends abroad are rockets, terrorists and missiles to murder, maim and menace the innocent.”

Netanyahu, wrapping up his five-day visit to the US at the Museum of Tolerance, said that while there, he had seen the letter Hitler wrote calling for the destruction of the Jews.

“Iran today is calling for the destruction of Israel,” he said. “Then there were also those who did not want to believe. We take them seriously. When someone says they want to destroy the Jews, take them seriously, prepare, and warn the world,” he said.

Good advice. We will.

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Let’s Play BTL’s New Game. See If You Can Explain The Meaning Of The Bland Term: MEN

Ten men with knives.

What do we know about these men?

Twenty-nine people were killed and 130 were injured Saturday night when 10 men armed with long knives stormed the station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, the state news agency Xinhua reported.
Members of a separatist group from Xinjiang, in northwest China, are believed to have carried out the assault, authorities said. The report referred to them as “terrorists.”

They were “terrorists,” eh? What makes them terrorists? Just because the Chinese say so? They sound like Freedom Fighters to me. Language can be so tricky.

Anyway, one way to figure out who the “men” were and what their anguish is all about – because imagine the pain the Chinese must have inflicted for them to decide to butcher 29 strangers in a train station – is to simply jump to the last paragraph. Let’s see, there are 20 paragraphs in all. And the last one says this:

Frequent outbreaks of violence have beset Xinjiang, a resource-rich area where the arrival of waves of Han Chinese people over the decades has fueled tensions with the Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking, predominantly Muslim ethnic group.

So there you have it. The media did their best to confuse us, but BTL was correct in the previous post. It was Muslim terrorism against infidels, or, if you prefer, Freedom Fighters defending their land and culture against Occupiers. I wonder if the Chinese public will be as lame as we are in the West?

- Aggie

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Which Side Are You On?

The two savages (I’ve weighed the use of that word and found it apt) who butchered (ditto) Lee Rigby in the street were sentenced to life in prison the other day.

During the sentencing, this exchange ensued:

Mr Justice Sweeney was not far into his sentencing remarks in Court 2 of the Old Bailey when trouble erupted in the high-security glass dock.

“You were radicalised and each became an extremist – espousing a cause and views which, as has been said elsewhere, are a betrayal of Islam and of the peaceful Muslim communities who give so much to our country,” the judge was telling the defendants.

“It’s a lie!” shouted Adebowale from the dock. “It’s not a betrayal of Islam! You and America will never be safe”

Nine security guards did their best to stifle the outburst, piling onto the men, and lifting Adebolajo into the air.

From the bench, the judge indicated with a downturned finger that the murderers should be removed form court.


Assalamu alaykum

That pretty well puts both sides of the case, I’d say. Pinning a lone man with your car against a wall and then dismembering him with a cleaver either is or is not a “betrayal of Islam”. We non-Muslims (infidels if you prefer) have standing in the debate, as we are occasionally the victims of these betrayals/non-betrayals. Young Rigby himself, Daniel Pearl, soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Fogels of Itamar… one could go on and on. The list of Muslims betrayed/not-betrayed by other Muslims would be even longer—and it is the gravest sin for one Muslim to kill another (unless attacked).

This is an issue that is raised over and over, and we get no closer to resolving it. Muslims like these two savages, and Osama bin Laden and just about every Abu and mullah you can name, urge and exhort their followers to kill away. Men in robes and powdered wigs speak of the “peaceful Muslim communities who give so much to our country”. Can both sides be right? Can one faith have two such wildly different expressions?

Again, if Britain and America “will never be safe”, we have a say. As does China (if we are to believe news reports about the knife attacks), and just about every country on the globe.We certainly can’t be afraid to raise a question that raises itself every day.

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Who Was President in 1993?

Because whoever he or she was, they got some ‘splainin’ to do:

In a revelation missing from the official investigations of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI placed a human source in direct contact with Osama bin Laden in 1993 and ascertained that the al Qaeda leader was looking to finance terrorist attacks in the United States, according to court testimony in a little-noticed employment dispute case.

The information the FBI gleaned back then was so specific that it helped thwart a terrorist plot against a Masonic lodge in Los Angeles, the court records reviewed by The Washington Times show.

“It was the only source I know in the bureau where we had a source right in al Qaeda, directly involved,” Edward J. Curran, a former top official in the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told the court in support of a discrimination lawsuit filed against the bureau by his former agent Bassem Youssef.

Mr. Curran gave the testimony in 2010 to an essentially empty courtroom, and thus it escaped notice from the media or terrorism specialists. The Times was recently alerted to the existence of the testimony while working on a broader report about al Qaeda’s origins.

Members of the Sept. 11 commission, congressional intelligence committees and terrorism analysts told The Times they are floored that the information is just now emerging publicly and that it raises questions about what else Americans might not have been told about the origins of al Qaeda and its early interest in attacking the United States.

“I think it raises a lot of questions about why that information didn’t become public and why the 9/11 Commission or the congressional intelligence committees weren’t told about it,” said former Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, who chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2004 through 2007 when lawmakers dealt with the fallout from the 9/11 Commission’s official report.

“I do not recall the FBI advising us of a direct contact with Osama bin Laden,” Mr. [Lee] Hamilton told The Times in a recent interview.

Like Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Zelikow said he does not recall ever being told by the FBI about the 1993 source and that Mr. Curran’s disclosure appeared to involve “valuable intelligence gathered in 1993 and 1994.”

Okay, we get that the FBI kept mum on bin Laden’s US terrorist aspirations.

But why?

The 9/11 Commission report broadly outlines how, during the early 1990s, bin Laden was seeking to expand al Qaeda globally — an effort that included “building alliances extended into the United States,” and that “the Blind Sheikh, whom Bin Laden admired, was also in the network.”

But the report downplays the notion that bin Laden was actively plotting or seeking to finance any specific attacks inside the United States as far back as 1993 — two pieces of information that, according to Mr. Curran’s testimony and contemporaneous documents, the FBI’s Los Angeles field office corroborated at the time.

It’s one thing to keep the information to yourself at the time: you don’t want to blab to everybody that you have a confidential source placed next to Public Enemy No. 1. But the 9/11 Commission didn’t start its work until ten years later. Wouldn’t bin Laden’s interest in terrorism on US soil (or air) have been relevant to the story?

Whom were they trying to protect? If we could just get to the bottom of who was President of the United States in 1993—who it was who had the future murderer of nearly three thousand Americans in the palm of one hand, and his schlong in the palm of the other—I think we’d be on to something. Any help?

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Mecca, We Have a Problem

Boko Haram, man. What are you gonna do?

Suspected Islamic militants killed 43 students in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors said.

The terrorists, thought to be from Boko Haram, set a locked hostel on fire, before shooting and slitting the throats of those who tried to climb out the windows. Some were burned alive.

Adamu Garba said he and other teachers who ran away through the bush estimate 40 students died in the assault that began around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Federal Government College at Buni Yadi.

It is a co-ed school about 45 miles south of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and difficult to communicate with because extremists last year destroyed the cell phone tower there.

A senior medical source at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital in Yobe’s capital Damaturu said the gunmen only targeted male students and that female students were ‘spared’.

Tuesday’s attack brings the toll from killings blamed on Boko Haram to more than 300 this month alone.

It is the first reported in Yobe state and the first school attack reported this year by suspected fighters of the terrorist network of Boko Haram – the nickname that means Western education is forbidden.

Like Horton the elephant, they say what they mean and mean what they say.

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