Don’t let the spin distract you:
The 400-strong assault force in Benghazi showed up with RPGs and mortars: That’s not a spontaneous movie protest; that’s an act of war, and better planned and executed than the dying superpower’s response to it. Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey are, to put it mildly, misleading the American people when they suggest otherwise. Â (Mark Steyn)
Much is yet to come out – much that could be politically embarrassing – about the attack on the US consultate in Benghazi by a militia armed with RPGs and mortars:
According to senior diplomatic sources,Â the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for Â diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.–Were there warnings? Was the US mission penetrated?Â (Bolt)
- Libyan President: ‘Foreigners’ Responsible For Embassy Attack–Of course: how could a muslim ever be responsible for causing jihad?
If Â Muslim savages incite to mass-muder, every last one of them should be arrested, stripped of citizenship and deported.
ABC journalist Christiane Amanpour, (a journalist? Really?) appeared onÂ Good Morning AmericaÂ with George Stephanopoulos toÂ discussÂ the film that supposedly ignited the furor in the Middle East and spew her usual venom about the intolerance of the West and benevolent Muslims. Speaking of the filmmaker, Amanpour blasted……..
- 100 Muslims detained after violent protest near U.S. embassy in Paris— Â “We regret that this demonstration occurred, especially if violent force was used against the police,” Mohammed Moussaoui told AFP.“One should not associate all of France’s Muslims with marginal events like this,” he added….Of course! But when are the non-violent Muslims going to stop the violent ones, instead of directing all their efforts to silencing the non-Muslims who dare to point out the activities of the violent Muslims?
Until September 11, 2001, the US foreign policy elite was of the opinion that the chief threat to US national security was the fact that the US was a “hyperpower.”
That is, the chief threat to the US was the US itself.
- Flashback: Obama Administration Pushes UN Resolution That Bans Criticism of Islam–Last December the Obama Administration pushed a UN resolution that banned criticism of Islam.
This is what the violence and protests are all about. This is what the goal is. There will be more and more calls like this in the coming days. “Grand Mufti urges criminalizing abusing prophets,” by Rob Wagner forÂ Arab News, September 16
In October 2001, right after 9/11, theÂ New York Times called Al-AzharÂ “the revered mosque, the distinguished university, the leading voice of the Sunni Muslim establishment.” It quoted a Muslim cleric: “Al Azhar is the only institution in the world that has learned the moderate Islam and taught it in a moderate way without fanaticism, and without abiding by the teachings of a school that promotes rigidity or violence.”
In June 2009 at al-Azhar,Â Barack Obama said: “For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement.”
In sum, this is not some “fringe” “extremist” calling for the destruction of the freedom of speech and establishment of Muslims as a special, privileged class in the West.
“Al-Azhar Imam urges UN to issue law banning insulting symbols of Islam,” from theÂ Egypt State Information Service, September 15 (thanks to JW):
Obama financing mosques worldwide
WASHINGTON, D.C.Â â€” via Pat Dollard
A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending.Plenty of outrage following the announcement made Thursday afternoon by a government commission that suggested huge cuts to the budget, including eliminating the interest education for home mortgage. This juxtaposed withÂ the United States investing millions to refurbish mosques as a good-will effort in Muslim countries has upset many taxpayer groups.
“We are spending money we don’t have. This is all on a gigantic credit card right now,” said Jared Thomas, a taxpayer advocate.
Millions more dollars have been sent to places like Cyprus.Â The State Department displays before and after pictures of mosques refurbished with U.S. tax dollars.
“I think it is very hard to explain to the American taxpayer right now whose having an extraordinary time paying bills and making ends meet that this is why we took this out of your paycheck, so we can fund this,” said Thomas.
The State Department declined a Channel 2 Action News request for an interview. We wanted to ask why are we using tax dollars to refurbish religious buildings overseas. The State Department did send Channel Two Action News an e-mail saying that they are fighting Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders.
Egyptian-American human rights activist Nonie Darwish told Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Farmer that trying to buy respect in the Middle East only shows our weakness.
“This part of the world has a lot of respect for power and America is not showing its power, it’s showing its appeasement. They are laughing all the way to the bank,” said Darwish.
Darwish was born in Egypt and is now a former Muslim. Darwish told Farmer that she moved to America and has written several books critical of radical Islam. Darwish said that most of the mosques in Egypt are run by extremists who have ordered former Muslims like herself to be killed.
“We are rebuilding mosques to support the radicals, not to support the moderates. We are building mosques to issue fatwas of death against people like me,” said Darwish.
Your tax dollars also fund computers and mosques in places like Tajikistan and Mali. At an ancient mud brick mosque in Mali, the State Department has provided Internet service and computer equipment to local imams.
Taxpayer watchdogs wonder how the State Department can explain paying for Internet service while Americans struggle through the worst recession in decades.
“To the average person who has probably seen their paycheck shrink and not grow, this could be an insult to them,” said Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Association.
With radical websites inciting violence and extremism worldwide, there are concerns that the taxpayer-funded Internet service could be misused.
“That is not the job of the U.S. because giving them Internet access to imams and Muslim preachers who hate America,” said Darwish.
Critics say that it is time to review funding for all federal programs that do not directly benefit taxpayers.
“We are spending money we don’t have and certainly we can cut items like this,” said Thomas.
The Deficit Commission announced it would look at slowing the growth of foreign aid. Channel 2 Action News is not aware if there will be cuts in this particular U.S Aid program.
ISLAMISTS ATTACK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN MERRYLANDS
Â Not “Islamists”- Muslims:
“At about 4pm on Friday Septmeber 14th, in response to the film on youtube Â criticising Islam, the Merrylands Presbyterian East Church in Excelsior Â Street, Merrylands, was vandalised by muslims. The congregation of the church Â are mainly middle-easternÂ Christians who have come here to escape persecution by muslims,Parramatta police were informed but have not yetÂ investigated this matter.”