Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Winds of War: What If This Was Bush’s 9-11 Speech to the Nation

I was re-reading President Bush’s address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People and wondered what he would have said if we knew then what we know now of the Islamist threat to the world.

So I took the most important parts of his speech just after 9-11 and re-wrote portions of it to reflect what we know today that, unfortunately, is not well understood by the general pubic, Congress or the MSM. That we are not fighting a war on terror but a war against an ideology – Islamism. My inclusions are in red.

On September the 11th, enemies of freedom committed an act of war against our country. Americans have known wars -- but for the past 136 years, they have been wars on foreign soil, except for one Sunday in 1941. Americans have known the casualties of war -- but not at the center of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks -- but never before on thousands of civilians. All of this was brought upon us in a single day -- and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself is under attack.

Americans have many questions tonight. Americans are asking: Who attacked our country? The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorist organizations known as al Qaeda. They are the same murderers indicted for bombing American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and responsible for bombing the USS Cole.

Up to now terrorism has been seen as a criminal offense. Before 9-11 America thought that Al Qaeda is to terror what the mafia is to crime. But that’s not true. Terrorism is a tactic, a weapon. What we are fighting is an ideology. And that ideology has a name – Islamism. Like all ‘isms’, Islamism is a the political tool of those who would use the religion of Islam as support for their virulent agenda of not assimilating Islam in to other cultures like many places in the past, but to dominate all societies and impose their rule of Shariah law.

The terrorists practice a fringe form of Islamic extremism that has been rejected by Muslim scholars and the vast majority of Muslim clerics -- a fringe movement that perverts the peaceful teachings of Islam. The terrorists' directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews, to kill all Americans, and make no distinction among military and civilians, including women and children.

This group and its leader -- a person named Osama bin Laden -- are linked to many other organizations in different countries, including the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations and neighborhoods and brought to camps in places like Afghanistan, where they are trained in the tactics of terror. They are sent back to their homes or sent to hide in countries around the world to plot evil and destruction.

The leadership of al Qaeda has great influence in Afghanistan and supports the Taliban regime in controlling most of that country. In Afghanistan, we see al Qaeda's vision for the world. Women are not allowed to attend school. You can be jailed for owning a television. Religion can be practiced only as their leaders dictate. A man can be jailed in Afghanistan if his beard is not long enough.

Once we understand that we are fighting an ideology, as fascism and communism are ideologies, we can readily identify our enemy and answer the question “Who attacked us and why?” Any person, organization, institution or nation that actively supports the advancement of Islamism is our enemy.

This support can take the form of Al Qaeda and the Taliban. But it can also take the form of countries which we call allies today and on whom we depend upon economically and politically. But make no mistake. As of today those relationships will be put on notice that if those countries hide and support terrorist camps in their midst, we will work with them in any way possible to remove that threat to our country’s security and to theirs. If those countries refuse to eliminate that threat, we will act unilaterally.

The United States respects the people of Afghanistan -- after all, we are currently its largest source of humanitarian aid -- but we condemn the Taliban regime. It is not only repressing its own people, it is threatening people everywhere by sponsoring and sheltering and supplying terrorists. By aiding and abetting murder, the Taliban regime is committing murder.

And tonight, the United States of America makes the following demands on the Taliban: Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land. Release all foreign nationals, including American citizens, you have unjustly imprisoned. Protect foreign journalists, diplomats and aid workers in your country. Close immediately and permanently every terrorist training camp in Afghanistan, and hand over every terrorist, and every person in their support structure, to appropriate authorities. Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps, so we can make sure they are no longer operating.

These demands are not open to negotiation or discussion. The Taliban must act, and act immediately. They will hand over the terrorists, or they will share in their fate.

I also want to speak tonight directly to Muslims throughout the world. We respect your faith. It's practiced freely by many millions of Americans, and by millions more in countries that America counts as friends. Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah. The Islamists are traitors to their own faith. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of Islamists, and every government that supports them.

Our war against the ideology of Islamism begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every Islamist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. Both overseas and this country as well.

As before 1941, we have underestimated the power of a fascist ideology. Though many commentators have written about the history of Islamism – and it does have a history – we have ignored the warning signs at our peril. The ideology of Islamism stems from a resurgence of a radical interpretation of Islam advanced by an organization called the Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1900s. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." In an interview to the London based Asharq Al-Awsat, an international Arab newspaper on December 11, 2005, the current leader of the international Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Mahdi Akef stated that “the Muslim Brotherhood is a global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview - the spread of Islam, until it rules the world.”

The Muslim Brotherhood’s political agenda to impose a radical form of Islam – Islamism - on the world have influenced the terrorist leaders we see today. Examples are Osama bin Laden and his second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Islamists want to overthrow existing governments in many Muslim countries, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. They want to drive Israel out of the Middle East. They want to drive Christians and Jews out of vast regions of Asia and Africa. The violent adherents of Islamism kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. With every atrocity, they hope that America grows fearful, retreating from the world and forsaking our friends. They stand against us, because we stand in their way.

But Islamism has its non-violent side, too. They are waging a form of jihad on the free world that is more insidious than the out right tactics of the terrorists. The non-violent jihads seek to intimidate, infiltrate and misinform us in an attempt to soften us up, so to speak, by confusing our response to their overall aggressive agenda of domination by their Islamist ideology. These jihads must be identified and countered in our freedom loving and pluralistic society for they, though not in themselves violent, have the same objective as the overall Islamist ideology –the imposition of Shariah law upon non-Muslim and moderate Muslim nations.

We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions -- by abandoning every value except the will to power -- they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends: in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies.

Americans are asking: How will we fight and win this war? We will direct every resource at our command -- every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war -- to the disruption and to the defeat of this ideology. That includes the defense of our American culture against the attempts at imposing Shariah law in this country.

We are a country of laws. Laws founded on Judeo-Christian principles, delineated and refined in the name of freedom over two thousand years. No one person, no one organization, or no one religion is above these laws and they will be defended aggressively if violently attacked like on 9-11 or through the intimidation or infiltration of an ideology that seeks to remove our hard won personal freedoms.

This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the air war above Kosovo two years ago, where no ground troops were used and not a single American was lost in combat.

Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success.

We will starve the Islamists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to this ideology. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Every person, organization and institution has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the Islamists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support Islamism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile and threat to America’s security.

This is not, however, just America's fight. And what is at stake is not just America's freedom. This is the world's fight. This is civilization's fight. This is the fight of all who believe in progress and pluralism, tolerance and freedom.

We ask every nation to join us. We will ask, and we will need, the help of police forces, intelligence services, and banking systems around the world. The United States is grateful that many nations and many international organizations have already responded -- with sympathy and with support. Nations from Latin America, to Asia, to Africa, to Europe, to the Islamic world. Perhaps the NATO Charter reflects best the attitude of the world: An attack on one is an attack on all.

The civilized world is rallying to America's side. They understand that if this ideology is not confronted , it can not only bring down buildings, it can threaten the stability of legitimate governments. And you know what -- we're not going to allow it.

The course of this conflict between an ideology of tyranny and one of freedom is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. In all that lies before us, may God grant us wisdom, and may He watch over the United States of America.

Thank you.

Simple changes to his speech to what we know now would enlighten ourselves and our allies and put on notice our enemies and those that appease them – because we know who they are and we are prepared to do what is necessary.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Winds of War: What More Proof Do We Need?

What are we fighting? What and who is the enemy?

Terrorists? Insurgents? A small minority of radical ‘criminals’ from a ‘broad spectrum’ of society? Or is it an idea. An ideology that seeks to dominate and not acclimate to a 21st century modern global society?

It is not just the violent jihadists who hold and advance this primitive 6th century ideology. It’s also the mainstream Muslims who can’t adapt to a modern world and demand that they be accommodated to instead of visa versa. The constant drum beating of many moderate, non-violent Muslims from every walk of life who preach that Islam is peace and wants nothing but to live in peace with the rest of the world take every opportunity to whine about the oppression modern society hoists upon them.

This whining comes from every strata of the Ummah – i.e. the nation of Islam – poor and rich alike because the Ummah demands adherence to a culture that is 1500 years behind the times.

The recent case of the Qatar princesses being thrown off a British Airways flight is an excellent case in point. How dare they force their social mores on non-Muslims? And this attempt at imposing their cultural values on us is getting worse. Let’s just stick with Britain since event happened on a British airline. Look at the whining done in the Ummah’s name in Britain and the Britt’s’ ‘Vichey’ response.

Vichy England is in Westminster. That's where Rev. Phillip Chester, vicar of St. Matthew's, wants to do away with England's patron saint because Muslims don't like St. George.

Vichy England is in East Northhamptonshire, where the council ordered a host to remove an England flag from her pub because it had "England" written on it.

Vichy England has engulfed England's schools, many of which are dropping coverage of the holocaust from history lessons so as not to offend the Muslims who deny it happened. They're also censuring talk of the Crusades (1095-1291) because it might conflict with what the Muslims learn in their mosques.

Vichy England is emboldening the enemy within: British citizens who are second-generation immigrants. Since they came voluntarily, one would presume they must have reasonably known about their adopted country's revered precepts on civil discourse and her cherished traditions. However, they are altogether too happy to seize upon Vichy England's obsession with multiculturalism as they undermine her heritage.

Vichy England is in Plymouth. That's where town councilors suddenly decided to charge parking fees to patrons of St Andrews church. They deemed that free parking for everybody in the city on quiet Sundays discriminates against Muslims and Sikhs who practice their religion on other days. This is particularly heart-wrenching, for Plymouth will forever be enshrined as the home of the iconic Mayflower that in 1620 set sail with devout pilgrims bound for a missionary life in the new world.

Vichy England is in Blackpool. That's where the city council threatened to confiscate licenses of taxi drivers who dared show a bit of patriotism during last year's World Cup soccer tournament. Their folly: simply displaying England's flag on their taxis in support of their soccer team.

Vichy England has consumed the press and swamped the once hallowed corridors of the BBC. Once respected the world over, the "beeb" is now infested with neurotic chattering classes seemingly ashamed of their heritage. Their bias is not anti-religion, for they rarely have a bad word for Islam; no, it's just Christianity they resent.

How neurotic is their constant whining of their belief? Here’s an excerpt from a recent letter to the national newspaper The Daily Mail.

"We British Muslim lads born in England of Pakistani parents ... don't wish to be 'radicalized' and we would never become terrorists, but the continued use of an anti-Islamic flag increases our sympathy for ... our fellow Muslims who believe direct action is the only way to make our voices heard."

A flag? They want to expunge St. George's Cross -- the flag of a great country that welcomes them with free schooling, free medical care and possibly welfare checks. A flag? A tradition of a great county that has taken their family in and provided all the blessings of freedom upon them? A flag is making them oppressed?

Isn’t this proof that Islam is a mental illness?

A detailed poll by the Daily Telegraph showed that 32 percent of British Muslims believe that "Western Society is decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to bring it to an end." That end may come sooner than later in England, unless a major resistance movement overcomes Vichy.

Muslims who believe they are the masters of the world will not quit trying to impose their religiously dictated will on non-Muslims until we stand up to them, as the captain of the British Airways flight did, and oppose them as the bullies they are.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Winds of War: Cuckoo Clocks and Jihadists

We know that the Muslim Brotherhood, responsible for the re-establishment of fundamentalist Islam and the spread of its ideological arm called Islamism, was founded in the early part of the last century. But when and where was the ideology of Islamism introduced in Europe? According to Olivier Guitta, it was, of all countries, Switzerland.

The influential Geneva Islamic Center was founded as long ago as 1961, with roots in the international Islamist movement. Its leader, Said Ramadan, had been expelled from Nasser's Egypt for ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, founded by his father-in-law, Hassan al-Banna. Ramadan also helped create the World Muslim League, funded by the Saudi establishment for the purpose of spreading Wahhabism around the world. Today, Ramadan's sons Tariq, intellectual superstar of European Islamism, and Hani, head of the Geneva Islamic Center, continue to serve the cause.

It seems that Switzerland has produce more than just cuckoo clocks.

But the Islamic Center is not the only Islamist institution in the Swiss capital. There is also the Grand Mosque of Geneva, which has undergone sweeping leadership changes in recent months. It has a new director, fresh from Jeddah, who suddenly fired four executives at the end of March. The Swiss daily Le Temps reported that the firings were initiated by the Saudi consul general in Geneva. The fired executives have sued, claiming they lost their jobs for being too moderate.

The new imam at the mosque is Youssef Ibram, a Moroccan who studied Islamic law for six years in Saudi Arabia. He is remembered in Switzerland for his part in a public controversy about the stoning of adulterers. In 2004, in an interview with the Swiss French magazine Coopération, he said, "Regarding stoning, I cannot be against it since it is included in the Islamic law."

There’s what one poster said on the ‘On Faith’ discussion board, “Islam is about peace and Syariah is about fairness”.

The ensuing flap prompted Ibram to resign from his position as imam of the Islamic Center in Zurich. Ibram is also a member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, a transnational group made up mostly of non-European Islamists close to the Muslim Brotherhood and headed by Al Jazeera star Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi. This body takes upon itself to assess the conformity of European laws to Islam.

Unlike many European nations, Switzerland has seen the danger signs.

As jihadist plots continue to be uncovered from Glasgow to New Jersey, it is plain that no place can be considered entirely safe. That includes placid, would-be neutral Switzerland, where a series of incidents and controversies in recent months points to a small but untiring Saudi-sponsored Islamist presence--and to a growing determination to resist its excesses on the part of some Swiss citizens and the Swiss authorities.

Others, too, are challenging the Islamists. A proposal to ban minarets in Switzerland has been floated by Ulrich Schluer, a member of parliament from the right-wing UDC (Union Démocratique du Centre). The idea has been featured in the Arabic media and was discussed recently on Al Jazeera's website, where some net surfers proposed boycotting Swiss banks (which hold a lot of Saudi and other Arab money) if the ban is enacted. Al Hayat and Al Arabiya television also expressed concern. Annoyed, Schluer told Le Temps: "Al Jazeera states that Switzerland wants to ban 'mosques or putting Islamic religious symbols on buildings,' but we never said this! We are against minarets, which we consider a symbol of political conquest, but not against mosques, because we respect the freedom of religion."

The Swiss get it. They can see the insidious non-violent tactics of Political Islam. When will the rest of Europe wake up to that fact? But Switzerland has much more work to do in this regard.

In its May 31, 2006, Swiss Domestic Security Report, the Federal Police stated plainly that violent Islamists are using Swiss soil as a strategic location from which to spread propaganda and provide financial and logistical support to people abroad. The report also underlined Geneva's growing importance as a transit point for volunteers from French-speaking Switzerland and France going to join the jihad in Iraq.

And is this a foreshadowing of the future of Europe?

Coincidentally, the largest synagogue in Geneva was gutted by fire on May 24, in what has been ruled a case of criminal arson. As of now, no arrests have been made. But any illusion that Switzerland was somehow immune to the fires of intolerance is long since gone.

Quo Vadis Europe?

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Winds of War: Companies Tainted By Terrorism

While the Security and Exchange Commission is busily removing a useful web tool on their site for investors who seek not to invest in companies that sponsor or are connected to terrorism, the blogospher itself has stepped in.

First the dhimmitude of the SEC.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday suspended its online search tool to help investors identify companies active in "sponsors of terrorism" countries after lawmakers and business groups criticized the site as unfair to some companies.

SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said the agency would revamp the Web site tool so it would more accurately reflect a company's activities in the countries. The site generated "exceptional public interest" with more than 150,000 hits from June 25 to July 16, and the SEC received both positive and negative comments about it, Cox said in a statement.

Before the tool was removed from the SEC Web site, it could be used to search for companies whose annual reports contained references to business related to Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Iran and Cuba. The countries are designated as "state sponsors of terrorism" by the U.S. State Department. Several lawmakers and business groups complained about the search tool. They said the unsophisticated tool tarnished some companies' reputations because listings were compiled without regard to the content of a company's disclosure or its materiality.

In response, Foehammer is calling for the blogospher to build its own company list.

Today is finally time for me to put forth the call to the Blogosphere and request suggestions for companies that should be targets of this boycott. The criteria are simple enough. Choose from one or more of the following before submitting a suspect company to me: if you believe that you can verify that a company is exhibiting behavior that is pro-Islamist in nature or closely affiliated with a nation that is guilty of the same (i.e. Venezuela), is promoting Islamist propaganda, is owned and/or operated by Muslims (i.e. Saudis) to a degree of 10% or more, is supporting groups like CAIR, is a front for Islamic terrorist activity, et al. You get the idea.

IMPORTANT: Please provide a link to evidence of your claims and/or a very good written explanation of why you believe a certain company should be placed on the Boycott Islam list before you make your submission. Also please provide a link to a company website if at all possible. These efforts will save me much time in compiling an ongoing list.

Foehammer gives a sample list at his site. As he said, “Get to work!”

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Storm Track Infiltration: Terrorists May Be Conducting ‘Dry Runs’

Hmmm… Combine the following recent events with Chernoff’s report of a ‘gut feeling’ of an imminent terrorist attack, then a story in a July 9, World Net Daily. What do you get? Hyperbole or hysteria?

A statement posted late Tuesday by the TSA on its Web site confirmed that “a routine TSA intelligence bulletin relating to suspicious incidents at U.S. airports” had leaked to news organizations. …. The bulletin said the a joint FBI-Homeland Security Department assessment found that terrorists have conducted probes, dry runs and dress rehearsals in advance of previous attacks.

San Diego, July 7. A U.S. person either a citizen or a foreigner legally here checked baggage containing two ice packs covered in duct tape. The ice packs had clay inside them rather than the normal blue gel.

Milwaukee, June 4. A U.S. person's carryon baggage contained wire coil wrapped around a possible initiator, an electrical switch, batteries, three tubes and two blocks of cheese. The bulletin said block cheese has a consistency similar to some explosives.

Houston, Nov. 8, 2006. A U.S. person's checked baggage contained a plastic bag with a 9-volt battery, wires, a block of brown clay-like minerals and pipes.

Baltimore, Sept. 16, 2006. A couple's checked baggage contained a plastic bag with a block of processed cheese taped to another plastic bag holding a cellular phone charger.

The bulletin said the passengers carrying the suspicious items seized since September included men and women and that initial investigation had not linked them with criminal or terrorist organizations. But it added that most of their explanations for carrying the items were suspicious and some were still under investigation.

I wonder if we will ever get a full report on these people. Who they were and what their explanation was. Come on! What possible harmless excuse could you come up with of blocks of cheese with wires sticking out of them?

Then from the World Net Daily.

Terrorists will try to carry out an attack on the United States within the next 90 days, a former Israeli counterterrorism intelligence officer predicts. Juval Aviv, head of the New York-based intelligence company Interfor and a special consultant to the U.S. Congress, told Fox News his information is based primarily on intelligence "floating in Europe and the Middle East."

An event is "imminent and around the corner here in the United States," he said. "It could happen as soon as tomorrow, or it could happen in the next few months. Ninety days at the most."

"What they're going to do is hit six, seven, or eight cities simultaneously to show sophistication and really hit the public," Aviv said.

But this time, he emphasized, it will not only be big cities.

"They're going to try to hit rural America," Aviv said. "They want to send a message to rural America: 'You're not protected. If you figured out that if you just move out of New York and move to Montana or to Pittsburgh, you're not immune. We're going to get you wherever we can and it's easier there than in New York.'"

Time will tell.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Storm Track Infiltration: More Than the Religion of Peace Being Taught at Italy Mosque

CH 4 investigative report on what was really being taught in many of the major mosques in London was an eye opener for the Britons. They discovered that there was more than religion of peace being taught at a number of Britain’s leading mosques and Muslim institutions.

Now it’s Italy’s turn.

Operating in a nondescript mosque in Perugia, the central hill town known for its Renaissance architecture and idyllic countryside, a small extremist cell allegedly ran what Italian police say was a "terror school" that trained in hand-to-hand combat, bomb making and airplane piloting.

Anti-terrorism police said they arrested three Moroccans — an imam and two of his aides — on Saturday and raided the Ponte Felcino mosque on the outskirts of the Umbrian capital, finding barrels of chemicals hidden in the cellar, and documents including instructions on how to pilot a Boeing 747.

More than Zuppa Toscana was being served at the mosque.

The modest mosque, on the ground floor of a red-painted residential building, hid chemical substances, including acids, nitrates and ferrocyanide, which may have been used to experiment during the courses, said Claudio Galzerano, head of the international terrorism division with the anti-terror police.

Outside daily prayers, the small mosque doubled as a training camp, the police statement said. The imam made fiery sermons inciting a small group of disciples, some of them children, to join the Holy War.

Activities at the mosque used films and documents downloaded from the Internet, and included weapons training, instructions on how to prepare poisons and explosives, as well as how to lay an ambush, reach combat zones safely and send encrypted messages, police said in a statement.

We have yet to learn that radical mosques and those funded by Saudi money are recruiting, indoctrination, training and command and control centers for the Islamist tactic of terrorism in non-Muslim countries.

In a statement praising Saturday's arrests, Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said the Perugia case "confirms the need to always maintain high surveillance in locations where only religious activities should take place."

I wonder how much of that is being done in the US given the fact that when a terrorist cell is discovered, the authorities are surprised that such activities are sheltered in these mosques. But if the Mapping Shariah in America Project is successful by year’s end, there will be a systematic evaluation of the threat that our nation faces from efforts to impose Shari’a within our borders.

And of course, CAIR will have none of this. What a surprise.

I wonder what CAIR is afraid might be found.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This Week on The Gathering Storm Radio Show

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, which AlwaysOnWatch and I cohost. The show broadcasts live every Friday for one hour at NOON, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

Callers welcome!

Friday, July 27: Special show! We have two guests scheduled this week!

Our first guest, Bob McCarty of Bob McCarty Writes™ will be with us at the top of the hour. According to his bio, his mix of humor, politics, culture and capitalism has earned him guest appearances on a number of radio programs, ranging from the pH pHactor on KFYR-AM in Bismarck, N.D., to Allman in the Morning, Nothing But Truth and The Randy Tobler Show — all on 97.1 FM Talk, the Fox News Radio station in Saint Louis. In addition, he’s appeared as a guest on BBC Worldwide Radio’s World Have Your Say program three times — usually as the lone conservative voice in a crowd of bleeding-heart liberals! All this week, Bob has been following the goings-on at "Muslims Speak Out," the dialogue at the Washington Post/Newsweek On Faith Forum; WC and I plan to discuss Bob's observations there.

Our second scheduled guest at the bottom of the hour is Chaim of the Freedom's Cost blog, which discusses Judaism, its history and how it is being scapegoated by those with a much more nefarious agenda, an agenda that will affect far more than merely the Jews of the West.
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The call-in number again is (646) 915-9870. Converse with my co-host and I, chat with our guests or if you must, just air your spleen!

It will be quite a show!

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Storm Track Disinformation: Looking For the Truth – Or the Money?

Mariane Pearl is finally going after those responsible for her husband’s brutal and barbaric death. A Pakistani bank.

A key Pakistan bank Thursday denied allegations by the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl that it was involved in providing financial services to Al-Qaeda and others.

Habib Bank, which was privatized in February 2004 with management control given to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, denied the allegations.

'These allegations are baseless. Habib Bank is a professional bank and we have never been involved in any terrorism,' Zafar Aziz Osmani, senior executive vice-president of Habib Bank, told Agence France-Presse.

'I firmly deny all these allegations. In 2002, the bank was owned by the government of Pakistan, which cannot be involved in such activities,' he said.

Well, that’s one hellava’ defense. The same government that is aiding the Taliban.

The Pakistan government has repeatedly denied that it provides any military support to the Taliban in its diplomacy regarding its extensive operations in Afghanistan.82 Of all the foreign powers involved in efforts to sustain and manipulate the ongoing fighting, Pakistan is distinguished both by the sweep of its objectives and the scale of its efforts, which include soliciting funding for the Taliban, bankrolling Taliban operations, providing diplomatic support as the Taliban's virtual emissaries abroad, arranging training for Taliban fighters, recruiting skilled and unskilled manpower to serve in Taliban armies, planning and directing offensives, providing and facilitating shipments of ammunition and fuel, and on several occasions apparently directly providing combat support.

Mariane Pearl wants the truth. “I am looking for the truth of what happened to Daniel, for our family, our friends, and the public record.”

She’s using the case to “delve deeper into the investigation, and to bring accountability and punishment to those involved with his kidnapping, torture and murder,” she said. But I doubt that. For Mariane, it’s not the jihadists who are to blame, nor virulent Islamist ideology and those that preach in its support to hundreds of thousands of Muslims with willing ears. Didn’t she see a Mighty Heart? The explanation is all in the movie. It was the existence of Camp Delta that killed him.

It seems it’s not about justice for Mariane. It’s about the money.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Storm Track Infiltration: The Cyber-Jihad Continues

MEMRI is exposing on their site more than 100 websites run by jihadist organizations and hosted by Internet service providers in the US and asking that Americans should respond by informing their ISPs that they will not continue to do business with them if they are hosting jihadist material.

The Middle East Media Research Institute is publishing the websites on its own Internet site, in the hope that the U.S. companies will voluntarily eliminate the sites -- some of which teach violent activities and urge terrorists to attack. And VOA's Jim Fry reports some sites began disappearing within hours.

Al Qaida terrorists have shown executions. They have videotaped and posted attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. And communicated to the world their intentions -- all on the Internet.

Yigal Carmon runs the Middle East Media Research Institute in Washington, DC. He says everything on the Internet eventually ends up in the servers of U.S. Internet service providers, or I.S.P.s. "Internet is America. All internet is America," he says.

And so, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad website, he says, is hosted in Texas. An Afghan mujahideen jihadist site is on a Pennsylvania company's server. "Supporters of Jihad in Iraq--hosted in Washington State. The caption at the top of the page says: Kill the Americans everywhere," Carmon tells us.

What are the US ISP responsibilities?

Rodney Loges, who runs a digital marketing firm and worked at two Internet service providers, says I.S.P.'s pledge not to monitor content under U.S. freedom of speech regulations. "And with that, they are not allowed to monitor content. Otherwise, they become responsible for that content."

But action can be taken.

But Internet providers can take down websites run by known terrorist organizations. And Carmon says the Internet companies did just that three years ago when his organization exposed what he calls Islamist websites. "No one contacted them. It just happened. We went to check what happened a week later. They were not on anymore."

[and] Within hours of Carmon's Capitol Hill briefing Thursday, an Iraqi organization's website had been suspended by its host -- a company in Texas. Carmon claims Internet providers that learn they host terrorists or websites that incite violence can be prosecuted.

The treat is real and US ISPs should be on the side of freedom and against the forces of Jihad.

"This is the non-conventional weapon of the enemy. This is where they recruit people. This is where they train people. This is where they encourage them to act. The Internet is the whole world for those organizations. And without it, it is, like, without limbs."

The institute plans to continue exposing terrorists' on-line activities in the hopes of denying them a powerful weapon.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Storm Track Infiltration: Muslim Cabbies At It Again.

The global insurgency continues unabated. Last week in Australia.

Some Melbourne Muslim taxi drivers are using their cabs in an Islamic recruiting drive by distributing to their fares DVDs featuring a radical Islamic preacher. The Victorian Taxi Directorate (VTD) has condemned the practice in which cabbies are said to be handing passengers copies of DVDs with titles including Death ... Your Time is Up and What Do You Really Know About Islam, News Limited newspapers report.

Hmmm…How about What Do You Really Know About Islam is that Your Time is Up.

Two of the three discs feature Sheik Khalid Yasin, a US-born preacher who has visited Australia several times to deliver lectures. He has said on television it is God's will that homosexuals are executed, that husbands can beat misbehaving wives, and that the September 11 attacks were not the work of al-Qaeda.

And here we go again. Muslims refusing to honor a contract with infidels and continue to play by their own rules.

A VTD spokesman said the DVD distribution would be investigated and strongly urged passengers to lodge complaints. "The directorate condemns any practices within taxi operations not associated with the core practice of providing a public transport option.

While not commenting officially, a senior Victoria Police officer told News Limited, drivers pushing the DVDs could incite trouble.


"With all the drunks and drug-affected people in and around the city - these sorts of DVDs could offend them and spark trouble."

Right. It’s those drunk and drug-affected infidel Aussies who will be blamed for any ‘trouble’.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Storm Track Intimidation: Dunkin Donuts Islamophobic or Doing Good Business?

We see this more and more. Muslims want to play by their own rules even after agreeing to follow ours. Some Muslims whine about being ‘oppressed’ in non-Muslim countries because they can’t practice some religious ritual that goes counter to a 21st century society. They believe they can accept a contract with the infidel and then change the rules. When the infidel cries ‘foul’ – they draw the Islamophobic race card.

Now it’s Dunkin’ Donuts turn.

“A discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee who was not allowed to renew his contract with the chain because of a refusal to sell pork products can proceed, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday.”

This is a pile of horse manure. This is not a civil rights case but a case of business law. Read on.

For many years the donut chain had permitted Walid Elkhatib to refrain from including bacon, sausage or pork in breakfast sandwich offerings, because of religious scruples, but in 2002 it insisted that he carry the line with meat included, and he sued on religious-discrimination grounds.

Why the insistence? Is Dunkin’ Donuts being a hard ass? No.

He [Elkhatib] wanted to go ahead and keep selling the sandwiches without putting meat in them, which would presumably have implications for what franchising strategists call the consistency of the customer experience.

A franchise success is built on a readily identifiable ‘consistency of the customer experience’. Elkhatib refused to deliver it. He is in breach of a business contract. We’ve seen this before with the Minnesota Muslim cabbies and Target Muslim check out clerks who won’t handle pork. We must accommodate our business practices to Muslims – not the other way around.

If it’s against Elkhatib’s religion to sell products in a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise he shouldn’t have purchased one in the first place. But that’s not how the arrogant Muslim works. Like Burger King, he wants it his way and the rules don’t apply to him.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Storm Track Disinformation: I’m at a Loss for Words

I thought I’ve seen all of the mental contortions that believers in Islam must go through to try and live in the modern world, but this one takes the cake. I’m sorry but I’m at a loss for words on this one so here it is.

Fatwa Recommending Breastfeeding of Men by Women in the Workplace

The head of the Hadith Department in Al-Azhar University, Dr. Izzat Atiyya, recently issued a controversial fatwa dealing with breastfeeding of adults. The fatwa stated that a woman who is required to work in private with a man not of her immediate family – a situation that is forbidden by Islamic law – can resolve the problem by breastfeeding the man, which, according to shari'a, turns him into a member of her immediate family.

The fatwa sparked a storm of protest in the Egyptian public arena, especially within the religious establishment. It was harshly criticized by Muslim Brotherhood MPs, who even brought it up for discussion in parliament, as well as by Egyptian intellectuals and columnists. In response, Al-Azhar University formed a special committee to debate the fatwa, and on the recommendation of this committee, Dr. Atiyya was suspended. The Egyptian information minister ordered the removal from sellers' shelves of the issue of the government weekly Al-Watani Al-Yawm in which the fatwa had been published.

I guess there are some things even a Muslim won’t do.

Dr. Izzat Atiyya explained his fatwa….."The religious ruling that appears in the Prophet's conduct [Sunna] confirms that breastfeeding allows a man and a woman to be together in private, even if they are not family and if the woman did not nurse the man in his infancy, before he was weaned – providing that their being together serves some purpose, religious or secular...

"A man and a woman who are alone together are not [necessarily] having sex, but this possibility exists, and breastfeeding provides a solution to this problem... I also insist that the breastfeeding relationship be officially documented in writing... The contract will state that this woman has suckled this man...

The contorted logic gets better.

Dr. Atiyya further explained that the breastfeeding does not necessarily have to be done by the woman herself. "The important point," he said, "is that the man and the woman must be related through breastfeeding. [This can also be achieved] by means of the man's mother or sister suckling the woman, or by means of the woman's mother or sister suckling the man, since [all of these solutions legally] turn them into brother and sister...

Got that?

"The logic behind [the concept] of breastfeeding an adult is to transform the bestial relationship between [two people] into a religious relationship based on [religious] duties...

You mean all those private lap dancers were just creating religious relationships? But it’s OK because he who’s picture should not be cartooned said so.

"The adult must suckle directly from the [woman's] breast... [This according to a hadith attributed to Aisha, wife of the Prophet's Muhammad], which tells of Salem [the adopted son of Abu Hudheifa] who was breastfed by Abu-Hudheifa's wife when he was already a grown man with a beard, by the Prophet's order... Other methods, such as [transferring] the milk to a container, are [less desirable]...

This is a reliable hadith, and rejecting it is tantamount to rejecting Allah's Messenger and questioning the Prophet's tradition."

I’ll let Islam Watch have the final comment.

It is laughable that Muslims find it difficult to believe that Mohammed women to breast feed men, but have no problem at all in believing him when he claimed he spent the night with Allah and all his prophets and toured the whole universe. Strange indeed is the Islamic mindset!!

Strange indeed. Strange indeed.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Storm Track Disinformation: “Muslims Speak Out” – A Taqiya Love Fest

The Islamists are having a love fest next week when “several leading Muslim clerics and thinkers from around the globe will participate in an unprecedented online dialogue about their religion, terrorism and human rights.”

The “Muslims Speak Out” event will run from Sunday, July 22, through Friday, July 27. I’ve never see such group of apologists, appeasers and down right liars of the Islamist movement gathered in one place over a week’s time spewing their propaganda under the guise of educating the stupid infidel.

This event is disgusting. That’s the word for it. Disgusting. Why?

First let’s look at the sponsors: The Washington Post, Newsweek Interactive, Georgetown University, Slate, Post/Newsweek television stations, and content from On Faith will also run in newspapers around the world that are part of The Independent Media Group. On Faith is part of the Washington Post.

You wouldn’t find a motlier crew of Left Wing ideologues this side of Marx.

Participants in the online discussion include representatives from all points in the political spectrum, discussing provocative issues of importance to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Oh really? And who are they?

Jimmy Carter (the world’s premier useful idiot - the man who callas Hamas the “so called terrorist”); former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (name’s enough); former South African leader Nelson Mandela (who said it’s the US that threatens world peace); Congressman Keith Ellison (the only Muslim member of Congress and who called Bush a Hitler and compared 9-11 with the burning of the Reichstag); University of Chicago professor Martin Marty; Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia (Benefactor of $20million from a Saudi Prince to advance the understanding of Islam – the Saudi version of course); and John L. Esposito (noted apologist for Islam), Dr. Akbar Ahmed (who in his book, “The Journey Into Islam: The Crisis of Globalisation”, treats western and Muslim cultures as discrete entities), Judea Pearl (who objects to depictions of Islam as uniformly violent), and Bishop John Chane (noted Episcopal dhimmi).

Among the best-known prominent Muslim thinkers and religious leaders expected to take part in this event:

Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, one of the leading Shi’ite Muslim religious authorities in the Islamic world, and a former spiritual adviser to the Lebanese Shi’ite resistance movement, Hezbollah;

Tariq Ramadan, professor of Islamic Studies and senior research fellow at Oxford University. Selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s top 100 thinkers and scientists in 2005, Ramadan relinquished his appointment to a tenured professorship at Notre Dame University in 2004 after the U.S. government revoked his visa;

Sheikh Ali Gomaa, the Mufti of Egypt and a leading Sunni Muslim religious authority;

Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti of Bosnia; and

Sheikh Rashid Rashid al-Ghannoushi, the Muslim intellectual and exiled leader of Tunisia’s Islamist opposition movement who is widely considered an Islamic radical in his native country.

A grand taqiya moment will be had by all.

So where’s the other side of the Muslim debate? Where’s Walid Phares, Walid Shoebat, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Fjordman and others?

But it get’s better. Here are the questions the noted panel of expert in taqiya will discuss.

– What would you tell suicide bombers who invoke Islam to justify their actions?

— What are the rights of women is Islam?

— Is it permissible for a Muslim to convert to another faith?

— Does Islam’s view of male-female equality differ from the Western view?

— Under what conditions does Islam sanction the use of violence?

— How can laws against apostasy be reconciled with the Koranic injunction of “no compulsion in religion”?

Where are the real questions? Like the ones posed by Daniel Pipes the United America Committee and Tarek Heggy?

I seriously doubt any of those questions will be raised. This event will give the apologists, appeasers and useful idiots a rip-snortin’ opportunity for a taqiya fest.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Storm Track RE-VERSE Infiltration: Who Would Have Thunk It?

Question: What's the quickest way to get Muslim women to stop wearing extremely conservative clothing?

Answer: Get prostitutes to start dressing like them.

In Mombasa, Kenya, the coastal city's "twilight ladies" have ditched their skimpy "uniforms" for the much more conservative buibui—a billowing, ankle-length gown with head covering that Muslim women in the region wear. Sex workers say it lets them hide their identity, avoid arrest, and look respectable.

Unsurprisingly, Muslim women who cover themselves head to toe with the buibui aren't exactly happy with this fashion makeover. One woman says” I feel so embarrassed that sometimes I contemplate removing my buibui and throwing it away. The buibui has lost its respect.

Who would have thunk it. The defender of Muslim women’s honor are - prostitutes.

But in addition to being mistaken for a prostitute, there is another reason why Muslim women might want to reconsider covering themselves head to toe. It may be bad for their health.

Conservative Muslim dress codes may be causing vitamin D deficiency in women by limiting their exposure to sunlight, humans' main source for the vitamin, according to new research.

Scientists had previously found high rates of vitamin D deficiency in Arab and East Indian women living in the United Arab Emirates. A follow-up study investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on 178 UAE women, many of whom covered themselves entirely, faces and hands included, when outside their homes. Only two of the women did not have vitamin D deficiency prior to receiving supplements. The results were published by a team of scientists in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

But perhaps what really is needed is not higher doses of vitamin D but “lower doses of fundamentalism”.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Winds of War: Is Islamization the New Finlandization?

Like my blog, Norman Podhoretz's new book, "World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism," posits that we are back in 1938, appeasing the latest dictator with global ambitions. He gives good examples of how appeasement, like in 1938, is the order of the day. But he does something else. He gives us an insight into a strategy of the Islamists learned from the free world’s Cold War adversary – the Soviet Union.

In 'World War IV', Podhoretz makes the first serious effort to set 9/11 itself, the battles that have followed it in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the war of ideas that it has provoked at home into a broad historical context. Through a brilliant telling of this epic story, Podhoretz shows that the global war against Islamofascism is as vital and necessary as the two world wars and the cold war (“World War III”) by which it was preceded. He also lays out a compelling case in defense of the Bush Doctrine, contending that its new military strategy of preemption and its new political strategy of democratization represent the only viable way to fight and win the special kind of war into which we were suddenly plunged.

In his article at the Wall Street Journal entitled ‘The Case for Bombing Iran, he covers the usual ground of how Iran will be responsible for World War IV. But what I like is his comparison, not so much between World War II and now, but between now and the Cold War – or World War III. With it, he gives us another way to look at how the Islamo-fascist threat is playing out in Europe.

Not surprisingly, the old American foreign-policy establishment and many others say that these dreams [of Ahmadinejad ] are nothing more than the fantasies of a madman. They also dismiss those who think otherwise as neoconservative alarmists trying to drag this country into another senseless war that is in the interest not of the United States but only of Israel. But the irony is that Ahmadinejad's dreams are more realistic than the dismissal of those dreams as merely insane delusions. To understand why, an analogy with World War III may help.

At certain points in that earlier war, some of us feared that the Soviets might seize control of the oil fields of the Middle East, and that the West, faced with a choice between surrendering to their dominance or trying to stop them at the risk of a nuclear exchange, would choose surrender. In that case, we thought, the result would be what in those days went by the name of Finlandization.

Podhoretz describes Finlandization as the process of “Communist parties coming to political power so that they could establish "red Vichy" regimes like the one already in place in Finland--regimes whose subservience to the Soviet will in all things, domestic and foreign alike, would make military occupation unnecessary.”

In the United States, where there was no Communist Party to speak of, we speculated that Finlandization would take a subtler form. In the realm of foreign affairs, politicians and pundits would arise to celebrate the arrival of a new era of peace and friendship in which the Cold War policy of containment would be scrapped, thus giving the Soviets complete freedom to expand without encountering any significant obstacles. And in the realm of domestic affairs, Finlandization would mean that the only candidates running for office with a prayer of being elected would be those who promised to work toward a sociopolitical system more in harmony with the Soviet model than the unjust capitalist plutocracy under which we had been living.

This is a perfect description of the Left then – and now – in league with the Marxists then and the Islamists now.

Looking at Europe today, we already see the unfolding of a process analogous to Finlandization: it has been called, rightly, Islamization. Consider, for example, what happened when, only a few weeks ago, the Iranians captured 15 British sailors and marines and held them hostage. Did the Royal Navy, which once boasted that it ruled the waves, immediately retaliate against this blatant act of aggression, or even threaten to do so unless the captives were immediately released? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Indeed, using force was the last thing in the world the British contemplated doing, as they made sure to announce. Instead they relied on the "soft power" so beloved of "sophisticated" Europeans and their American fellow travelers.

The British lion was emasculated. The response from the free world?

As if this show of impotence were not humiliating enough, the British were unable even to mobilize any of that soft power. The European Union, of which they are a member, turned down their request to threaten Iran with a freeze of imports. As for the U.N., under whose very auspices they were patrolling the international waters in which the sailors were kidnapped, it once again showed its true colors by refusing even to condemn the Iranians. The most the Security Council could bring itself to do was to express "grave concern." Meanwhile, a member of the British cabinet was going the Security Council one better. While registering no objection to propaganda pictures of the one female hostage, who had been forced to shed her uniform and dress for the cameras in Muslim clothing, Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt pronounced it "deplorable" that she should have permitted herself to be photographed with a cigarette in her mouth. "This," said Hewitt, "sends completely the wrong message to our young people."

Can you spell ‘cultural castration’?

As with Finlandization, Islamization extends to the domestic realm, too. In one recent illustration of this process, as reported in the British press, "schools in England are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils . . . whose beliefs include Holocaust denial." But this is an equal-opportunity capitulation, since the schools are also eliminating lessons about the Crusades because "such lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques."

Podhoretz shows that the process of Finlandization extends to other European countries too.

But why single out England? If anything, much more, and worse, has been going on in other European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands. All of these countries have large and growing Muslim populations demanding that their religious values and sensibilities be accommodated at the expense of the traditional values of the West, and even in some instances of the law. Yet rather than insisting that, like all immigrant groups before them, they assimilate to Western norms, almost all European politicians have been cravenly giving in to the Muslims' outrageous demands.

As in the realm of foreign affairs, if this much can be accomplished under present circumstances, what might not be done if the process were being backed by Iranian nuclear blackmail?

Ahmadinejad does not shrink from describing as 'a world without America,' [or for the short run] a world without much American influence." Either way, Iran will see its plans of Islamizing the world come to pass with the assistance of the same allies of old who declare Islam a religion of peace and a “sociopolitical system more in harmony with Muslim demands than the unjust capitalist plutocracy under which we had been living.”

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