Posted by Godefroi on September 11, 2009
Posted by Godefroi on December 21, 2008
As AOW noted in a comment on a previous post, the government running the schools is simply an attempt to inculcate certain ideas – primarily LIBERAL ideas, strangely enough – into a young, more-or-less empty and thus very fertile mind. Hmmm…I have a book on that subject somewhere. I’m going to have to find it again. Anway.
Imagine the POWER involved in completely dominating a young brain…and then imagine multiplying that power by mixing it with an in-your-face religion and the promise of unlimited lurid sex.
Or, better yet, don’t imagine…read about it in an interview two teenaged suicide killers.
I’ve come to Kabul to this secret police headquarters to find out just how the Taliban can convince an Afghan boy to become a human bomb.
The first question I ask Farman is about death: is he not afraid of dying?
‘Oh no, even before you blow yourself up the virgins come to the site of the explosion and wait for you to take you to paradise,’ he says confidently, parroting his Taliban masters, who promise suicide bombers they will be rewarded with virgins for their act.
How did your bomb work?’ I ask Farman. He seems confused by the question and it quickly becomes clear he doesn’t really know.
‘It’s God’s will if you live or die,’ he says. Even now, after his capture, this child is confused about how he was going to die — and who would press the button.
But then it would not be hard to fool Farman. He is illiterate, a simple peasant. I ask him if he can point out on a map where Britain is, or the U.S., or even Pakistan.
He can’t. He doesn’t even know the Koran. He tells me what his Taliban brainwashers told him, that the former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, is a Jew and a Christian and should therefore be killed. But when I ask him to explain what a Jew is, he has no idea.
But he does know who he hates: Westerners.
‘I was told the infidels were invading our lands and doing bad things to our women. I wanted to go on the jihad to kill them.’
They showed some videos and talked about paradise and virgins. About how the Americans were beating people, insulting Muslim women, raping Muslim women,’ says Abdul.
‘We did not even get any guns — we just went jogging.’
I ask about the virgins. In the villages and camps where the boys grew up, the only girls and women they would ever have seen would have been their own sisters.
All other women would have been covered in the all-encompassing burka whenever they left their houses.
Even to talk about these things — virginity, female beauty — openly must have been intoxicating in such a conservative society.
‘My trainer never told me the numbers of virgins, he only said that there are some in the next life and paradise was green and wet,’ says Farman.
‘But even one finger of the houri [the heavenly virgins] is more beautiful than any earthly woman.’
Read the whole thing.
Nod: The Jawa Report
Posted by Godefroi on December 3, 2008
Thomas Friedman makes a fine point in this op-ed at NYT.
When Pakistanis and other Muslims are willing to take to the streets, even suffer death, to protest an insulting cartoon published in Denmark, is it fair to ask [yes – GdB]: Who in the Muslim world, who in Pakistan, is ready to take to the streets to protest the mass murders of real people, not cartoon characters, right next door in Mumbai?
After all, if 10 young Indians from a splinter wing of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party traveled by boat to Pakistan, shot up two hotels in Karachi and the central train station, killed at least 173 people, and then, for good measure, murdered the imam and his wife at a Saudi-financed mosque while they were cradling their 2-year-old son — purely because they were Sunni Muslims — where would we be today? The entire Muslim world would be aflame and in the streets.
Where is the outrage, indeed?
H/T: Headline thingy at Hot Air.
Posted by Godefroi on December 2, 2008
While I don’t completely AGREE, I completely understand.
These particular Muslim SCUM committed atrocity after atrocity over the course of three days…for what?
This crushed, distraught little boy is orphaned…for what?
To spread their Religion of Peace?
When will the world wake up to, and eradicate, this menace?
Posted by Godefroi on September 16, 2008
I’m really not sure what to say about this. So why post it, right? Good question.
I’m appalled, flabbergasted, at the moronic, yawning reception of the Obsession DVD. Are we Americans really so blind as to be unable to register an existential threat?
Pennsylvania woman deeply offended to learn that there’s a jihad against the U.S.A.
Lopez said she was offended by the DVD. And after learning her daughter, who lives in York, also received a copy, Lopez said she wondered whether there was political motivation behind the mailing.
“My thing is, I’m not stupid. There are definitely radical Islamic cells all over the world, but we also have the Aryan Nation, the [Ku Klux Klan], all kinds of hate groups out there,” Lopez said. “They’re just instilling fear in us. I’m tired of living in fear.”
Unfortunately, Ma’am, you ARE stupid. On one hand, obviously ignorant. On the other, willfully ignoring the truth presented before you. Do you know what fear is? It’s a survival reaction…it’s self-preservation instinct. It’s useful, for heaven’s sake. Sometimes there are very good reasons to have some healthy fear. I guess 9/11 isn’t reason enough for you. Lady, when’t the last time the KKK killed anyone? The Aryan Nation? (Oh, by the way, do they have “cells ALL OVER THE WORLD”?) Can’t remember, because it’s been so long, right? What about Islamic “radicals”? EVERY…SINGLE…DAY.
Nobody is trying to make you “live in fear”. They’re asking you to live in awareness.
Know what I fear? I fear that morons like you are going to let them win.
Note that Ms. Lopez includes jihadis in the “hate group” category (“all kinds of hate groups out there”). Not that she’s incorrect. They do hate us. But we’ve become so cavalier about labeling behaviors and speech as “Hate” that the word has lost meaning. In this instance, where its use is actually warranted, it’s being used to minimize the threat! Isn’t that alarming to anyone but me?
The second highlights reactions in another newspaper, from a staffer of the MAS of all people.
Posted by Godefroi on September 11, 2008
Seven years ago, right now (post time), I was at work.
I was casually passing through the break area, headed for the smoking area. I had just returned the night before from a business trip to Mexico. I was glad to be home.
The TV was always on in the break room. CNN, I think. I glanced up and saw a burning building…a building I faintly recognized. It took a moment for me to realize that it was the World Trade Center, and I was quite surprised when the newscaster said that someone had just flown an airplane into it. I stayed watching, standing, with detached curiosity, wondering if the pilot had had a heart attack or seizure or something. How else could a plane hit one of the Twin Towers?
I was shocked when the screen showed a second plane ramming into the building – 15 minutes later?. I knew there was no possible way that a this was an accident. I sat down, incredulous.
I kept watching for quite some time, my cigarette and my work responsibilities forgotten.
The announcer stated that up to 50,000 people worked at the WTC – and I wept. And I prayed. And I wept some more.
I was still watching, though no longer in tears, nearly an hour later when the news came of the Pentagon being hit.
I was numb. I went and smoked my cigarette, finally. Four of them, actually. Then I went back to my desk, avoiding the TV.
I left work about two hours later. I couldn’t focus and wasn’t getting anything done anyway. The TV was on at home, but only briefly. My children very small at the time, kept asking questions my wife and I couldn’t answer. Why? Who? How? WHY??
I listened to news radio for several weeks, learning that “Islamic extremists” (Al Qaeda? Who the hell is that?) had been to blame for the attacks. They had perpetrated attacks in the past too. But then, much of the world didn’t like us (America) all that much anyway, so here was just another group.
And then…I went on with life, with my head in the sand, for 5 years.
Then in September of 2006, I stumbled on to The Brussels Journal, and read about how Islam was ruining Europe. From there I discovered Jihad Watch, and learned how Islam ruins everything wherever it goes, killing or subjugating the people who don’t convert, then forcing the survivors to pay protection money.
Eventually I discovered TROP, and saw in hard numbers the current cost of the same driving force that was behind the 9/11 attacks. That was the moment, for me, in deciding to add another voice to the too-small crowd warning my fellow Americans about the true danger we are actually in.
Today I remember those fallen – the innocent victims of 9/11, and those fighters against terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen their loved ones. I pray that we, as a nation, will turn to Him…He will not put up with our disdain for him forever.
I will never forget. I will never surrender.
Posted by Godefroi on September 4, 2008
Come one…Who doesn’t think of Islam when they see a huge crescent these days? More importantly, what would the terrorists of 9/11 (or Hizbullah, or Hamas, or any other Islamic terrorist group) think of if they saw this construction? I contend that they would see it as a gigantic validation of their religion, ideology…and triumph.
crescent atop Flight 93 minaret
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a Saudi funded Wahabbist group. Its logo is in the shape of a mosque with a crescent topped minaret and a crescent topped dome. Here is the ISNA logo juxtaposed to a similarly shaped mosque from Uppsala Sweden :
Both configurations have upturned crescents. The difference is that the arms of the ISNA crescents are lifted symmetrically, while the Uppsala crescents have one arm above the other.
On actual minarets, the Uppsala configuration is the norm, seen also in this photo of the Abdul Gaffoor mosque in Singapore :
There seems to be only one example of an actual minaret that is to be built in the ISNA configuration. That is the Tower of Voices minaret from the planned Flight 93 memorial:
Two views of the Tower of Voices minaret, showing an Islamic-shaped crescent at the top, with its arms reaching symmetrically up into the sky. (Source images here and here, originally from the Memorial Project’s design competition website.)
The up-tower view shows the symbolic Islamic heavens projected against the sky while the symbolic lives of the 40 heroes literally dangle down below. Murdoch had to do this in order for his Crescent of Embrace design (centered around a giant Mecca-oriented crescent) to be a proper mosque. The 40 infidels could not actually be honored in the design. They had to be depicted as symbolically damned.
Murdoch actually repeats this theme in the central crescent, where the 4 extra translucent blocks (one for each hijacker) are all placed in the symbolic Islamic heavens (the crescent and star parts of the structure), while the 40 translucent blocks inscribed with the names of the 40 heroes are all placed outside of the symbolic Islamic heavens.
Do Wahabbists recognize the crescent as a symbol of Islam?
One of the two Muslim scholars who the Park Service tapped for expert opinion on whether claims of Islamic symbolism in the Flight 93 memorial should be taken seriously was a Paul Murdoch classmate named Nasser Rabbat. (Both recieved Masters degrees in architecture from UCLA in 1984.)
One of the excuses Rabbat offered the Park Service for not being concerned about all the Islamic-shaped crescents was to question whether the crescent really should be seen as a Muslim symbol at all:
The Crescent is a debatable Islamic universal symbol. Many groups do not use it. I know in fact of no militant group that uses it. [AHEM.] Islamic modern states have opted to use it, sometimes with the star, which is a modern symbol with no Islamic connotation.
He is right here that the most fanatical Islamic fundamentalists, the Salafists (who model themselves on the first three generations of violent Islamic conquest), are not keen on the crescent, since it was adopted as a Muslim symbol by the Ottomans, long after the time of Muhammad.
The official Saudi state religion of Wahabbism is Salafist. That is why the Saudi Arabian flag is one of the only Islamic flags not to feature the Ottoman crescent and star:
But the ISNA is a primary vehicle for the Saudi funded building of Wahabbist mosques in North America . How can this be? Is the crescent actually a universal enough Islamic symbol that even the Salafist Saudi Wahabbists acknowledge it?
Indeed, and for a very simple reason. The crescent is not just the shape of the Ottoman flag. It is also a reference to the Islamic lunar calendar, and it is the shape of the archetypical Islamic mihrab: the Mecca-direction indicator around which every mosque is built. Here are the two most famous mihrabs in the world, the mihrab at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina , and the mihrab of the Great Mosque in Cordoba , seen here in sequence with Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign logo:
Face into the crescent to face Mecca . For the contrast between Murdoch’s intentional use of Islamic symbol shapes and Obama’s unintentional use of Islamic symbol shapes, see our earlier blogburst on Obama’s crescent-topped logo.
So yes, the crescent actually is a universal Islamic symbol. The only people who even question it are the most extreme Salafists, which evidently includes Nasser Rabbat. How did this Paul Murdoch classmate ever get tapped by the Park Service in the first place, so that he could even be in a position to give them his blatantly dishonest excuses for not being concerned about the giant Mecca oriented crescent? Just one of the many things that Congress needs to investigate. (Petition here.)
ISNA big in Murdoch’s hometown of LA
Murdoch could be some kind of nihilistic leftist, but the most likely explanation for his attempt to stab a terrorist memorial mosque into the heartland of America is that he at some point converted to an aggressively hateful, violent and supremacist sect of Islam like Saudi Wahabbism and is acting today as a freelance jihadist.
Such a person would almost certainly be familiar with the ISNA. 80% of American mosques preach the Saudi poison, but often the Saudi funding is hidden. Not so in Los Angeles , where the city’s largest mosque, the King Fahd Mosque in Culver City , is openly funded by the Saudi Government.
We won’t learn Murdoch’s actual associations without a Congressional investigation, but the fact that he used a minaret configuration that is elsewhere seen only in the ISNA logo is mildly suggestive of a Wahabbist connection. For now, the only reason to bring up the Murdoch/ISNA likeness is to clarify that even Salafists accept the crescent as a component of mosque design.
ISNA President Ingrid Matteson spoke at the interfaith convocation of the 2008 Democratic Presidential Convention
They picked a Wahabbist as their representative of Islam? Why not invite bin Laden himself, who is a perfectly orthodox Wahabbist?
The ISNA was founded by the Saudi funded Muslim Students Association (MAS), which has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the progenitor of all modern Sunni terrorist groups, including al Qaeda.
What else should we expect? After all, the mainstream left DID spend the last five years trying desperately to hand Iraq over to al Qaeda and Iran .
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Posted by Godefroi on July 15, 2008
Not me. Harry’s Place.
The story, via E.D. Kain, goes like this:
Last Friday, in the wake of a closely argued debate about whether Mohammed Sawalha, the President of the British Muslim Initiative, had used the phrase “Evil Jew” or “Jewish Lobby” in a speech, Harry’s Place received a letter. The letter is from Dean and Dean, a firm of solicitors who are acting for Mr Sawalha. Mr Sawalha has demanded that we take down certain articles from Harry’s Place, and publish an apology “in the attached wording”.
The solicitors have failed to attach the apology that Mr Sawalha insists we publish. That omission matters little, as we have no intention of apologising to him at all, nor of taking down any article.
We have responded to Mr Sawalha’s solicitors, through Mishcon de Reya, who are acting for us.
Mr Sawalha claims that we have “chosen a malevolent interpretation of a meaningless word”. In fact, we did no more than translate a phrase which appeared in an Al Jazeera report of Mr Sawalha’s speech. When Al Jazeera changed that phrase from “Evil Jew” to “Jewish Lobby”, we reported that fact, along with the statement that it had been a typographical error.
Mr Sawalha says that the attribution of the phrase “Evil Jew” to him implies that he is “anti-semitic and hateful”. Notably, he does not take issue with our reporting of the revelation, made in a Panorama documentary in 2006, that he is a senior activist in the clerical fascist terrorist organisation, Hamas. The BBC report disclosed that Mr Sawalha “master minded much of Hamas’ political and military strategy” and in London “is alleged to have directed funds, both for Hamas’ armed wing, and for spreading its missionary dawah”.
The details are posted at the victim’s site, Harry’s Place. Go, read, and fear for Free Speech.
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Posted by Godefroi on July 7, 2008
(by Amir Tehari at NY Post – links are mine)
NO one should feel safe without submitting to Islam, and those who refuse to submit must pay a high price. The Islamist movement must aim to turn the world into a series of “wildernesses” where only those under jihadi rule enjoy security.
These are some of the ideas developed by al Qaeda’s chief theoretician, Sheik Abu-Bakar Naji, in his new book “Governance in the Wilderness” (Edarat al-Wahsh).
Now Naji takes that analysis a step further – suggesting that low-intensity war be extended to anywhere in the world with a significant Muslim presence.
Islamists in the “wilderness” must create parallel societies alongside existing ones, Naji says – but not set up formal governments, which would be subject to economic pressure or military attack.
These parallel societies could resemble “liberated zones” set up by Marxist guerrillas in parts of Latin America in the last century. But they could also exist within cities, under the very noses of the authorities – operating as secret societies with their own rules, values and enforcement.
But they could also take shape in Western countries with large Muslim minorities: The jihadis are to begin by giving areas where Muslims live a distinctly Islamic appearance, by imposing special styles of dress for women and beards for men. Then they start imposing the shariah. In the final phase, they create a parallel system of taxation and law enforcement, effectively taking the areas out of government control.
The “wilderness” will provide the cover for bases for jihad operations. Jihad would be everywhere, rather than in just one or two countries that the “infidel” could hit with superior firepower.
IN a notable departure from past al Qaeda strategy, Naji recommends “countless small operations” that render daily life unbearable, rather than a few spectacular attacks such as 9/11: The “infidel,” leaving his home every morning, should be unsure whether he’ll return in the evening.
Naji recommends kidnappings, the holding of hostages, the use of women and children as human shields, exhibition killings to terrorize the enemy, suicide bombings and countless gestures that make normal life impossible for the “infidel” and Muslim collaborators.
Once parallel societies are established throughout the world, they would exert pressure on non-Muslims to submit. Naji believes that, subjected to constant intimidation and fear of death, most non-Muslims (especially in the West) would submit: “The West has no stomach for a long fight.”
Submit, pay the jizya, or die. Get it?
Posted by Godefroi on June 24, 2008
AFP reports today:
Two rockets fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Tuesday, despite an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and the Islamist movement which entered its sixth day.
One of the rockets struck the courtyard of a house in the hard-hit town of Sderot, causing some damage, and another struck a field outside town, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
Edmund – you owe me a Coke. 🙂
Posted by Godefroi on May 28, 2008
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BosNewsLife) — Nearly all Christian families in a village on Indonesia’s Seram island, in the religiously volatile Maluku province, were homeless Wednesday, May 21, after a Muslim mob burned their houses and other properties as well as killing four believers and injuring dozens others, investigators told BosNewsLife.
“Three of the four [murdered] victims had their throats slit, but all were attacked in other ways as well,” the group said in a statement. “Mrs. Welhelmina Pattiasina, 47, was first tortured, and her grand-daughter Yola, 6, had her stomach cut open.”
The Muslim mob also “burnt down 120 houses, three churches and the village school,” during the attack, in which also 56 people were wounded, Barnabus Fund claimed. In addition, fifteen hectares of crops were destroyed as well as 20 fishing boats and two motor-cycles, the group added.
Posted by Godefroi on May 3, 2008
From Mission Network News:
Bernie Daniel with Voice of the Martyrs-Canada says the details about the April 22nd killing have only recently emerged. “A Christian brother by the name of David Abdulwahab Mohamed Ali who was only 29 years old–an active evangelist–was killed by the same militia that avowed the attacks on the teachers, the Al Shabab militia, which is a militant Islamic organization affiliated with Al Qaeda.”
According to a report from the International Christian Concern, David converted to Christianity in 1995. He was living in Yemen but had to flee to Ethiopia because of government persecution. This April, David returned to Somalia to visit family, where Al Shabab found him.
The group is fighting to implement Sharia law in Somalia and create an Islamic state. They have vowed to eradicate Christianity. That threat causes great concern for the church body there. Less than three percent of the population is Christian, and the rest is Sunni Muslim.
Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for killing four Christians over the last six months. Daniel believes this will intensify. “The situation for our Christian brethren in Somalia is very dire. It’s a very tiny community in a militant Islamic society, so there is a kind of open season on Christians in Somalia.”