UK: Government renames Islamic terrorism as 'anti-Islamic activity' to woo Muslims

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* You can’t make this shit up:

Orwell Alert from the UK: War Is Peace, Freedom Is Slavery, Ignorance Is Strength, and Islamic Terrorism Is Anti-Islamic. Violent actions committed by believing Muslims, who justify those actions by reference to Islamic texts and teachings, will now be called “anti-Islamic activity.”

* Spencer asks the question:

Ms. Smith, your statement that “there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief” certainly expresses a mainstream view. I have just a few questions. How do you propose to counter the recruitment among peaceful Muslims that is being conducted by these “anti-Islamic” Muslims, who quote the Qur’an, Sunnah, and Islamic law to portray their “anti-Islamic” behavior as not only Islamic, but the only true Islamic position? Wouldn’t combating that call for a searching and honest examination of the actual contents of those texts? Aren’t you making that examination a bit more difficult to do by pretending that it need not be done, and that the strife is already o’er, the battle done, and the “moderates” have beaten back the ideological challenge of the “extremists”? How can sincere Islamic reformers prevail when you act as if there is nothing in Islam that needs reforming?

* From the “Gordon Brown goes down” department:

‘We’re fooling everyone, including ourselves!’

By James Slack in the Daily Mail

Terrorism by Muslim fanatics was yesterday re-named “anti-Islamic activity” by Jacqui Smith.

The Home Secretary said that – rather than acting in the name of Islam – they were behaving contrary to their faith.

Her words were chosen carefully to reflect new Government strategy on the language used to describe fanatics.

Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion.

In her first major speech on radicalisation, Miss Smith repeatedly used the phrase “anti-Islamic”.

One passage said: “As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief. Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic”.

Another referred to enlisting the Muslim community against “anti-Islamic activity”.

It follows a decision taken last year to stop using the phrase ‘war on terror’, first adopted by US President Bush.

Officials were concerned it could act as a recruiting tool for Al Qaeda, which is determined to manufacture a battle between the values of Islam and the West.

The strategy emerging across Government is to portray terrorists as nothing more than cold-blooded murderers who are not fighting for any religious cause.

Al Qaeda-inspired terrorism is instead being described by key figures as “more like a death cult”.


Slouching towards dhimmocracy*

by Melanie Philips 

According to Phil Johnston in the Telegraph:

Ministers have dropped the term ‘war on terror’ and will now refer to jihadis as ‘criminals’ in an attempt to stop glorifying acts of terrorism. ‘As you disrupt radicalisation you must be aware of how you describe it and must not do so in a way that is inadvertently inflammatory,’ said a Whitehall source.

Yes, the phrase ‘war on terror’ is conceptually incoherent; but the government’s intention is not to describe what we are facing more precisely. On the contrary, its intention is to make it impossible to describe the situation truthfully. We are being subjected to an onslaught from Islamic jihadi terrorism. First the government decided to ban the use of the word ‘Islamic’ in relation to terrorism; now it is banning the word ‘terrorism’ itself.


But what we are facing is not merely criminal activity. It is terrorism, the attempt to murder large numbers of innocent people in the pursuit of a political aim — namely, the Islamisation of Britain. The suggestion that if the British state calls jihadis ‘criminals’ they will feel less glorious about what they are doing is inane. As far as they are concerned they are fighting a jihad, or holy war. By denying that this is what we are up against, and arriving instead at a false analysis that denies the reality of holy war, the government is fatally undermining Britain’s ability to defend itself. By denying the political goal of the violence, it makes it much more likely that it will accede to that goal. You cannot ever defeat a threat that you refuse even to call by its proper name.


This became painfully obvious this morning when the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, delivered her first major speech on the government’s counter-terrorism strategy at a conference on ‘Radicalisation and Political Violence’, to launch the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King’s College, London. The speech was a frightening demonstration of intellectual and moral funk.

She said:

As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting pain, murder and grief. Indeed, if anything these actions are ‘anti-Islamic’.

This is demonstrably ridiculous. The campaign of terror being mounted against the free world is being perpetrated in the name of Islam, sanctioned and even mandated by leading Islamic scholars around the world, and rooted in Islamic theology — and in the history of violent jihadi conquest to which it gave rise that stretches back to the beginning of Islam in the seventh century. Certainly, there are Muslims and schools of Muslim thought that renounce this interpretation of the religion and want nothing to do with violence, nor with Islamising the societies in which they reside. Such true moderates and Muslim reformers should be given every support and encouragement. But to say therefore that this terrorism is ‘anti-Islamic’ is like saying that the Inquisition was ‘anti-Catholic’.

* But that analogy is also false, because nothing in the Christian scriptures justifies or mandates inquisition.


* ‘Nothing to do with Islam’- Glasgow Airport Attack…


Does the Home Secretary think that Syed Qutb or Abu ala Maududi, the Islamic scholars who were the principal ideologues of the modern jihad, were ‘anti-Islamic’? Or Hassan al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood? Or Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who says human bomb attacks in Iraq and Israel are a Muslim religious duty? Or Hamas? Or the ayatollahs of Iran? Or the Wahhabi clerics of Saudi Arabia who have radicalised Muslims across the globe?

Doubtless it is because the government believes that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam that the leading Muslim scholars and opinion formers whom Ms Smith said the government was backing to talk about extremist ideology to British Muslims in order to counter Islamic radicalisation are themselvesin large measure … Islamist radicals.

Really — you couldn’t make it up.

Much of the problem is that the government’s advisers and civil servants have had their heads filled with the revisionist and ahistorical rubbish about Islam produced by authors such as Karen Armstrong or John Esposito. Their resulting profound ignorance about Islam means they simply haven’t got a clue about what is actually happening.

So the Home Secretary prattles idiotically about ‘shared values’ and ‘consensus’. But there are no shared values in the steady encroachment into British society of sharia law. There are no shared values in the fact that half the stock exchange is now owned by Islamist financiers. There are no shared values in the steady Islamisation of Oxford university, or the totally unconsensual proposal to allow the muezzin of that city’s Cowley Road mosque to broadcast on a loudspeaker three times a day his call upon the faithful to prayer. This is not consensus; it is cultural conquest.

Furthermore, Ms Smith even gave a fillip to Islamic terrorism by stating that it did not negate the need to address the ‘grievances’ fuelling it, including British foreign policy.

Jacqui Smith: hopelessly clueless & befuddled:

No grievance can justify terrorism. But where grievances are legitimately expressed we are of course prepared to debate then. Terrorism must not drown out dialogue. And where grievances are not only legitimately expressed but well founded we must be prepared to respond. That a cause has been misappropriated by violent extremism does not make it a wrong one. Rather, putting a grievance beyond the reach of a democratic solution is a goal of those who wish to harm us. We should do them no favours.

On the contrary — if a cause has been appropriated by a terrorist campaign, the only principled response is to put it automatically beyond the pale. Anything else is to give terrorism its victory. Can you imagine if, at the height of the IRA’s terrorist campaign to bomb Britain into agreeing to a united Ireland, ministers had announced that they were now prepared to ‘enter into a dialogue’ about this ‘grievance’ with those who wanted to discuss it over tea and buns? It would have been rightly seen as a total capitulation to terror.


* Bedfordshire’s chief constable Gillian Parker
“Insensitive actions only serve to make our life more difficult.”

* A chief constable has condemned the portrayal of Muslims in a police magazine cartoon, describing it as offensive and sacrilegious.

In its ignorance, panic and confusion over terrorist violence, the government has failed to grasp that Britain is being squeezed by a jihadi pincer movement of both terrorism and cultural aggression, each reinforcing the other and, according to plan, causing the governing class to descend into that state of cultural servitude to Islam known as ‘dhimmitude’.*

The Home Secretary said:

Whether terrorists ultimately succeed or not is up to us, not up to them.
Absolutely. And today she showed that, in accordance with this precept, they are currently succeeding.

* Definition of ‘dhimmi’ from the Dhimmi Watch site:

Dhimmis, ‘protected people,’ are free to practice their religion in a Sharia regime, but are made subject to a number of humiliating regulations designed to enforce the Qur’an’s command that they ‘feel themselves subdued’ (Sura 9:29). This denial of equality of rights and dignity remains part of the Sharia, and, as such, is part of the law that global jihadists are laboring to impose everywhere, ultimately on the entire human race.

The dhimmi attitude of chastened subservience has entered into Western academic study of Islam, and from there into journalism, textbooks, and the popular discourse. One must not point out the depredations of jihad and dhimmitude; to do so would offend the multiculturalist ethos that prevails everywhere today.

There’s more:

* The honour of Islam lies in insulting kufr and kafirs. One who respects the kafirs dishonours the Muslims… The real purpose of levying jiziya on them is to humiliate them to such an extent that they may not be able to dress well and to live in grandeur. They should constantly remain terrified and trembling. It is intended to hold them under contempt and to uphold the honour and might of Islam.

Sufi saint Ahmad Sirhindi (1564-1624), letter #163

Ministers ditch the phrase ‘war on terror’
By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor

Jihad Uber Alles

Somalia Jihad:

* Recently we had some Muslim posters here, trying to tell us that the global jihad is all ‘invented by the mass-media’- that all these conflicts from Kashmir to Mindanao and from Sulawesi to Sudan are ‘regional conflicts’, and have ‘nothing at all to do with Islam’. But today we are listening once again to what good Muslims tell us, and these ‘good Muslims’ confirm everything and more: that the global jihad is indeed the ultimate quest to make the wold Islamic and to establish a caliphate, according to sharia law.


“We [Join] the Mujahideen in the Global Islamic War Against the Cross”

Somali jihadists insist that they are part of a global jihad that the learned analysts aren’t sure exists at all. “Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Calls to Attack Capitals of African Countries Participating In Peacekeeping Force in Somalia: ‘We [Join] the Mujahideen in the Global Islamic War Against the Cross,'” from MEMRI via JW
On January 3, 2008, the Islamist forum (hosted by NOC4Hosts Inc. in Florida, USA) posted a communiqué titled “As You Condemn Others, So You Will Be Condemned” by the terrorist group Harakat Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen. In the communiqué the group threatens to attack the capitals of African countries which are participating in the peacekeeping force in Somalia.

“… We stress that we will retaliate. Whoever banishes Muslim nations [from their lands] grants us permission to banish his people [from their land]; whoever kills our women – we shall kill his women; whoever attacks our dignity – we shall give him what he deserves; whoever turns our mothers into widows and our children into orphans – we shall turn his mother into a widow and increase [the number of] his orphans…”


“The soldiers and people of the states that are participating in the occupation of our country have become part of the Crusader alliance led by the global criminal Bush, and [partners in] the war he is waging on all the Muslims. Thereby, they have made themselves targets for attacks by the Muslims who are protecting themselves and their religion.

“And just as they rallied under the banner of the global Crusade against Islam, we [now join] the mujahideen in the global Islamic war against the Cross; just as the Abyssinians [Ethiopians] are helped by their brethren, the worshippers of the Cross, so do we have our Muslim brethren in all the countries of the world, including the countries from which [the soldiers of the peacekeeping force in Somalia] come – [namely] Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi and so on… They stand with us and we stand with them against [our] common Crusader enemy.”


Paki Jihad

Thanks to Weasel Zippers

* What I found interesting here is the head of the Taliban in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, is the chief aide and disciple of Tahir Yaldeshiv, who is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Further blurring the lines between the Taliban and al-Qaeda….


Islamabad, 17 Jan. -Two al-Qaeda leaders in the north of Pakistan have called on their supporters to wage a new Jihad against security forces and seize control of Islamabad.

In a graphic video sent to Adnkronos International (AKI), Takfiri militants Qadri Tahir Yaldeshiv (Photo) and Abdul Khaliq Haqqani called for urgent action against the armed forces to avenge the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) operation in 2007.

“Jihad is compulsory in Pakistan as it is compulsory in Afghanistan,” Tahir said in the video message.

Sitting on a chair reading notes from a laptop computer flanked by a black flag, Tahir talked about the need for strict Sharia law in Pakistan.

“Pakistan came into being on the name of Islam, therefore Islam should be enforced in the country,” he said in the video.

Tahir Yaldeshiv’s closest aide and disciple Baitullah Mehsud, alleged to be responsible for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, was said to have been behind the fort attack.

Tahir Yaldeshiv, the chief of the Islamic movement of Uzbekistan and the chief of Uzbek militants in North Waziristan, called for a Jihad against Pakistani forces.

The video also shows what are said to be images of a government offensive in the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan in October 2007, including footage of dead soldiers and destroyed vehicles. It also shows graphic footage of a man slitting the throat of a Pakistani soldier.

Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia Jihad Watch 

 “You are my enemy and I don’t recognise this state and law, but only Allah the supreme.

But of course: none of it has anything to do with Islam!

Read it all… 

Netherlands: Muslim Hack Cracks

* In this case the Hack is a city councilor of Rotterdam. The real issue here is ‘why is a Muslim, a Moroccan national, in the Rotterdam city council?’ And how many Dutch nationals are on the Casablanca city council?

Muslim city councillor to non-Muslim constituent: “Shut up,” “Drop dead,” “Convert to Islam”

* We need more multiculti:


City Council Material?

ROTTERDAM, 17/01/08 – Labour (PvdA) politician Bouchra Ismaili has reviled a citizen of Rotterdam in an e-mail. The man was told that as a member of the white minority in his district, he should not complain about the Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Ismaili, who has Moroccan nationality, is a council member for PvdA in the Rotterdam district council of Charlois. “You are the immigrants here!!!”, she wrote to the white man who drew her attention by e-mail to statements by the controversial Muslim organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir. Ismali also wrote in her e-mail reply to the man: ‘Drop dead,’ and ‘convert to Islam,’ Algemeen Dagblad reported yesterday.

Ismaili has had her knuckles rapped by vice-party leader of the PvdA district council party in Charlois, Marco van Dijck.

But he has not asked her to resign from the council.

Ismaili says she sent the e-mail in a burst of anger. “I do not want to justify it, but as a Muslim politician, I have for years been harassed by mail from extreme right figures. Normally speaking, I throw them away unread. When I saw the mail at home, something broke in me. All the more because I had heard someone that day say that all Moroccans should be dead. For me, this was the last straw.”

Jos Parbleu, the man that received the e-mail from Ismaili, sent hundreds of local politicians an e-mail with statements by Okay Pala of Hizb ut-Tahrir. He is concerned about the rise of this movement, which is monitored by the AIVD secret service. The e-mail from Ismaili that he got back “shows the frightfully disastrous situation in which our country has landed!”, he said in the newspaper.

It does.

* Thanks to Mick & the Gates of Vienna we have the whole story here. The bitch  from the city council is of course  a HuT member, who would have guessed? 


Israel Rocket Record: 102 in 36 hours! Olmerde sez "we need more peace process"



Israelis inspect a house hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside the…

By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press Writer

Militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza bombarded southern Israel with rockets Thursday and Israel pounded back with air and ground fire, the latest spate of violence that has pushed peace efforts to the sidelines.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to keep striking against what he called the “intolerable” assaults on southern Israel.

Twenty-five Palestinians, including the son of Gaza’s Hamas strongman, have been killed since the violence escalated Tuesday. Most were militants but a 12-year-old boy was also killed in a bungled Israeli airstrike, along with his father and uncle.

A foreign volunteer on an Israeli border farm was killed by a Hamas sniper.

Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rejects Israel’s right to exist, has intensified its direct involvement in the assaults on Israel since the clashes heated up. The group, which had let other militant factions take the lead in attacking Israel since wresting control of Gaza in June, claimed it fired 36 rockets by midday Thursday, after launching 79 rockets and mortars on Wednesday.

Other groups said they fired four additional rockets and eight mortar rounds.

Israel said at least 23 rockets and two mortars were fired at Israel by late afternoon. One rocket slammed into the side of a house, slightly injuring two people, police said.

Israel struck back at northern Gaza from the air and ground, targeting rocket squads and areas that militants frequently use to fire projectiles. A leader of the small, Hamas-allied Popular Resistance Committees, Raad Abu el-Foul, and his wife, Amnah, were killed when a missile fired from the air hit their white sedan, the faction said.

The group swiftly vowed retaliation.

“Sooner or later, (we) will, by God, avenge every drop of blood shed, and the response will be equal to the crime,” it said in a statement.

* They always say that… Read it all


Olmert Gov’t Prevents Capture of Hikers’ Killers 

*  For the first time, Israel is not demanding the custody of the murderers of Israelis. We are witnessing the shirking of the most basic responsibility of a government to its citizens.”

*  Of course. Nothing must be allowed to stand in the way of the “peace process”!

( Israel has acceded to a Palestinian Authority request not to demand the murderers of hikers David Rubin and Achikam Amichai, according to a Channel 2 report.

Rubin and Amichai were murdered last month while hiking in the Telem Stream region near Hevron. They were ambushed by four terrorists, but managed to return fire and kill two of them.



Your Taxes Pay For Hamas Terror


By Gabriel Milland – Political Correspondent/Daily Express


MILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being poured into financing terrorist propaganda, it emerged last night.
Some of the cash is even being used to fund school textbooks which teach children in Palestine to worship violence and hate all non-Muslims.

The money has also been spent on school books praising the “insurgents” killing British troops in Iraq, a report revealed.

Tories and Jewish leaders expressed outrage at the revelations and called for an urgent investigation into how the Palestinian Authority has used £47.5million in British aid over the past year.



Lets give them a state!

International aid for Palestinians increases to $7.6 billion (and they don’t know what to do with the money..!)

PA minister of planning laments difficulty of fulfilling development plans in Hamas-controlled Gaza, despite willingness to allocate some 40% of new development budget to impoverished coastal territory

Total donations from a Paris aid conference for the Palestinians last month have increased to at least $7.6 billion after countries fine-tuned their contributions, officials said Thursday.

Overall international pledges from the Dec. 17 conference – which originally totaled $7.4 billion – have risen to $7.6 billion, a French Foreign Ministry official said. The Palestinian minister of planning, Samir Abdullah, put the figure at $7.7 billion.

The French official said he could not immediately explain the discrepancy, but both he and Abdullah said donors had clarified their pledges in recent weeks, and that the final figure could still change.

Abdullah said the Palestinian Authority has already begun receiving aid. The European Union transferred $44 million, France some $35.2 million, the United Arab Emirates paid $42 million, and Saudi Arabia paid $30 million, he said.

The minister, speaking to reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, said the money has allowed his government to pay salaries to some 170,000 employees for January and part of February.


Pali-swine keep whining:

Palistanians urge US to intervene over Israeli raids

Pali grievance theater.



The Palestinian Authority on Thursday slammed Israel over its deadly raids on the Gaza Strip and called on Washington to intervene to preserve renewed peace efforts.

“The Israeli raids and military escalations aim to deliver a blow to the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations,” Nabil Abu Rudeina, spokesman for president Mahmud Abbas, told AFP.

Abu Rudeina called on Israel’s main ally Washington to “intervene rapidly to prevent a further deterioration that may spin out of control, and to preserve the historical chance for peace.”

His comments came amid escalating violence around the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in which three continuous days of Israeli raids have killed 26 Palestinians and seen Hamas fire rockets at Israel for the first time in months, causing light injuries.

The deadly upsurge comes a week after US President George W. Bush made a landmark visit to the region, predicting that the two sides would sign a peace treaty within a year after formally relaunching the Middle East peace process at a US conference in late November.

UK: Poverty breeds 007 Terrorism

* The old myth that poverty somehow breeds terrorism is one again being debunked: another child of privilege, a diplomats son, was Al Qaeda’s top cyber terrorist. Hacking into government websites and spreading jihad prop around the globe: Younes Tsouli, 23, an IT student at a London college who became infamous as “Irhabi 007,” working with Al Qaeda to develop a worldwide internet network of constantly shifting web sites.

Younes Tsouli, 23, an IT student at a London college, used his top-floor flat in W12 to help Islamist extremists wage a propaganda war against the West.

Under the name Irhabi 007 — combining the James Bond reference with the Arabic for terrorist — he worked with al Qaeda leaders in Iraq and came up with a way to convert often gruesome videos into a form that could be put onto the Web.


Key role: Younes Tsouli waged war against the West on his computer

Videos he posted included messages from Osama bin Laden and images of the kidnapping and murder of hostages in Iraq such as American Nick Berg.

His capture led to the arrest of several Islamic terrorists around the world, including 17 men in Canada and two in the US.

Daily Mail


Credit Cards and Terrorists

By Dennis Lormel

As Imam Samudra sits on death row in Indonesia nearing his execution date for masterminding the Bali Nightclub Bombings in 2002, we should remember him not just as a murderous terrorist but also as a technology savvy computer expert. It’s in that latter role we should be concerned about his legacy. He is a poster child for the epidemic credit fraud terrorists confront us with. The magnitude of this problem was reinforced by Younes Tsouli, also known as (aka) Irhabi or Terrorist 007,and his two associates, Waseem Mughal and Tariq Al-Daour. These three al-Qaeda linked individuals pled guilty in the United Kingdom (U.K.) on July 2, 2007, to inciting terrorist murder via the internet. Like Samudra, they did not merely use the internet as a terrorist propaganda, communications and recruitment tool; they masterfully used it as a mechanism to perfect their cyber fraud skills. We should be extremely concerned by this. It is a threat to our National Security.


Austria: Massive Death Threats Against Susanne Winter For Calling Muhammad a Warlord & Pedophile

Death threat against FPÖ politician justifies her attack on Islam

Update on this story here:

FPÖ General Secretary Harald Vilimsky said Wednesday that the Islamic death threat against Graz FPÖ politician Susanne Winter had justified her Sunday attack on Islam.

Winter had claimed at the FPÖ’s New Year’s meeting in Graz six days before the municipal election there that the prophet Mohammed had been “a child molester” and written the Koran during “epileptic fits.”

* Doctor Winter must be reading ‘Winds of Jihad’

A death threat against Winter claiming to be from European Al-Qaeda appeared on the internet on Monday. The head of her party’s list in the January 20 municipal election, she has subsequently received protection from members of the elite Cobra security force.

* There are lots of death threats against her in the comments on youtube…

Vilimsky added that the FPÖ was awaiting “a clear response” to the death threat from Austrian President Heinz Fischer and SPÖ Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer.

The party general secretary declared that he would not distance himself from Winter’s remarks and that Austria needed a tougher policy against radical Islam.

* Not ‘radical’ Islam. Just Islam….

Vilimsky called for additional security measures such as mandatory identification of each passport holder’s religion in the holder’s travel document, fingerprint data for persons with an Islamic background and creation of a special unit in the Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution and the Fight against Terrorism to combat terrorism.

* Randomly selected youtube comment:


Albania1912 (vor 1 Stunde)

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Antworten | Spam

ach susanne winter deine ganze verwandschaft soll verrecken!! zwar bin ich nicht so überzeugter moslem aber das ist schwer beleidigend!! und unempört!!! du wurdest sicher mal von einem moslem gefickt und im stich gellasen!! daher der hass du schlam¨¨¨¨
ich wünsche dir einen langsamen und qualvollen tod für deine aussage

* Translation:

‘All your relatives shall die! I’m not a believing Moslem but I am heavily insulted! and enraged! you will be f*kced by a Moslem and left behind! you full of hate, you slut! I want you to die slowy and painfully for your talk..!

He Must Be On Drugs!

* Or is it zam-zam water..?

No longer available? Here it is again:

The Shame Of Groveling For $100 Oil

Investor’s Business Daily weighs in on President Bush’s visit to the religious apartheid kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Shame Of Groveling For $100 Oil.


Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Naimi, laughing (in our face?).


In an unseemly act of desperation during his first visit to Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, President Bush openly pleaded with King Abdullah to help raise OPEC production and tame energy prices.

“It would be helpful,” Bush suggested, noting that $100-a-barrel oil could tip the U.S. economy into recession. His plea was summarily rebuffed. “We will raise production when the market justifies it,” the Saudi oil minister sniffed.

Adding to the humiliation, Bush just hours earlier delivered a major arms sale to the oil-rich kingdom. The $20 billion package, which Congress must approve, includes 900 smart-bomb kits that will lend Saudi highly accurate targeting abilities that could threaten Israel.

All the begging and bribing only proved Saudi Arabia still has us over a barrel of oil — and in the cross hairs of Islamic extremists, we might add.

Despite rhetoric about our so-called ally’s cooperation in the war on terror, it’s still teaching anti-Western hatred in its textbooks and schools, still spreading radical Wahhabism to our shores, still freeing terrorists, still giving immunity to al-Qaida financiers such as Yasin Kadi, and still allowing clerics to rally Saudi’s sons to join the al-Qaida insurgents in Iraq.

In fact, Saudi nationals account for the largest share of foreign al-Qaida fighters in Iraq, according to a study released by the U.S. Military Academy. Of the foreign terrorists entering Iraq between August 2006 and August 2007, 41% were Saudi citizens, and most of them were students. They had signed up to be suicide bombers, just like the 15 young Saudi men who attacked America.

Not much has changed in Saudi Arabia over the past six years. Only now, it’s richer than ever, flush with petrodollars that are helping finance the jihad. Which means Americans are helping finance their own destruction every time they go to the pumps.

Given this chain of events — the bigger bankrolling of jihad, along with a looming recession — the mind boggles that our government’s only recourse is to genuflect before oil sheiks.

Pakistan, our 'friend & ally' in the 'WoT'

Jihadists seize fort from Pakistani troops

Pakistani Jihad Update. “Dozens dead as Islamists capture Pakistan fort,” from AFP  


WANA, Pakistan (AFP) – Hundreds of Islamist militants overran a Pakistani paramilitary fort near the Afghan border Wednesday, sparking fierce fighting that left seven troops and up to 50 rebels dead, the army said.
Another 20 troops were missing after insurgents armed with rocket launchers and assault rifles blasted their way into the remote outpost at Sararogha town in the rugged South Waziristan tribal district.

The area is said to be a stronghold of Baitullah Mehsud, a tribal warlord with alleged links to Al-Qaeda who is accused by the government of masterminding the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

“Around midnight 400 miscreants attacked the Frontier Corps at Sararogha. The fort was captured by militants, we are taking stock of the situation,” chief military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told AFP.

 * Who’s who in Pakistan?

“There are reports of 40 to 50 dead miscreants, while seven personnel embraced martyrdom.”

*  Martyrdom?


But you can’t help them either, you see:

 Pakistan says foreign intervention an ‘enemy act’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign ministry warned Wednesday that any unauthorised military strike by international forces against Al-Qaida militants on Pakistani soil would be considered an “enemy act.”

The warning came days after President Pervez Musharraf said in a newspaper interview that an incursion by the US-led coalition in Afghanistan without permission would be treated as an invasion.

Growing Islamist militancy in Pakistan’s tribal areas has raised concerns in the United States, with reports that Washington is considering giving the Pentagon and the CIA new authority to conduct covert operations.

“Without Pakistan’s permission, without Pakistan’s involvement, any action by a foreign government on Pakistan’s territory will be an enemy act,” foreign ministry Mohammad Sadiq told weekly briefing.

“Just give us money…”

Sadiq said Pakistan welcomed any international help in the fight against terrorism, but would not allow foreign troops to take direct action on its territory, he said.

“We have cooperation with the international community in (the) war on terror and in… intelligence sharing, training, technical cooperation and provision of equipment and armament,” he said.

“So that is the area of cooperation, where we allow the international community to help us and support us because that facilitates our war on terror.”

...but not really:

Taliban and Al-Qaida-linked militancy has intensified in the tribal areas since Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf ordered troops to crush an uprising at a radical mosque in Islamabad in July.

Hundreds of Islamist militants attacked and captured a Pakistani paramilitary fort near the Afghan border on Wednesday, leaving seven troops and up to 50 rebels dead, the army said.

Whoring for Islam: Politician wears hijab in protest against ban

Antwerp: Politician wears hijab in protest

F*ckwit Alert:

Spirit leader Bettina Geysen wore a hijab at the start of her New Year’s speech in Antwerp this past Sunday, out of indignation with the Ghent ban on hijabs and a possible ban in the future also the in the East Flanders province.


The move was met with criticism from Vlaams Belang. Filip Dewinter said she “prostitutes herself for Islam”. Dewinter said Geysen provoked all Flemish by giving her speech with a headscarf, under the cloak of pluralism and tolerance. He said that having the head of a self-declared progressive party, which stands up for women’s emancipation and equality, decked out with an Islamic headscarf is too crazy for words. “The headscarf is the Islam symbol of the discrimination of the woman and of resistance towards our Western society.”

The Antwerp Vlaams Belang head called the Antwerp municipal council to follow suit on the ban also in the civil service.

Syria's Grand Mufti warns EU-Dhimmi's to restrict Free Speech. Or else…

“Publish stuff we don’t like, and we’ll kill you”-“Top Syrian cleric says media can cause war” — when they publish stuff that offends Muslims.

* What should really worry us is why this PoS gets to speak in the EU parliament!


The Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmed Badreddin Hassun delivers a speech during a plenary session…


STRASBOURG (AFP) – Syria’s top Sunni Muslim cleric urged the media Tuesday to use caution when reporting on religion, saying that the choice and timing of a report can cause a war.

* Bear in mind too that in the mind of belligerent Islam, “media” = “Jews”.

“A simple piece of information can spark a war. If a man dies because of information that you have made public, his death will be on your conscience,” Shiekh Ahmed Badreddin Hassun told reporters at the European Parliament.

His remarks came in response to questions about the 2005 crisis when satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed first published in Denmark caused an uproar in the Muslim world, resulting in protests and several deaths.

The Grand Mufti expressed regret over what he said was the “instrumentalisation of this dossier, which arose from a simple, isolated case.”

“Some television stations chose Friday, one hour before prayers” to broadcast the story, he said, adding that “there are media who want to create a conflict” between the West and the Muslim world.

The Koran does not explicitly ban images of the Prophet Mohammed, but attempts to capture his image, in drawings in this instance, are seen as an insult.

Earlier, in a speech to the assembly which was part of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, the Grand Mufti voiced confidence that the world would not soon see a holy war.

“I am confident. I don’t think there will be a holy war. Wars are never holy. Peace, though, is holy,” he said.

* Indeed: the jihad is very unholy. But the way these EUro dhimmi’s are prostrating themselves before Muhammad worshiping headbangers like this mufti is an insult to our forefathers who fought to keep us free from the Muhammedan nightmare



Klein Verzet has a lot more on this story, which the MSM convenietly ‘forgot’ to report:

The Grand Mufti denied there is such a thing as “Holy war”, telling the gathered MEPs that there is only “Holy Peace”. However, completely missing from the EU’s own reporting was the warning Dr. Hassoun has for the Netherlands (NL):

Should it come to riots, bloodshed and violence after broadcating the Quran movie by PVV-leader Geert Wilders, then Wilders will be responsible.

This was said by the Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, Tuesday in teh European Parliament, where he gave a speech at the invitation of the fraction presidents.

If Wilders tears up or burn a Quran in his film ‘this will simply mean he is inciting wars and bloodshed. And he will be responsible’, according to te Grand Mufti.

Al Hassoun thinks it is ‘the responsibility of the Dutch people to stop Wilders’.
Which comes down to a case of blackmail against the Netherlands, in direct contradiction to the ‘peaceful’ nature of the Grand Mufti’s speech as reported by the EP’s own site, doesn’t?

Why was this primitive loudmouth allowed to address the EP in the first place? And why wasn’t he taken to task anout the persecution of Christians and others of a faith not islam in Syria and the ME at large? It speaks volumes about the EUnions dedication to freedom (none) that the entire parliament enthusiatically applauded a speaker that made some not very veiled threats against one of the EU member states, one of the founding states, even. No protests, just a gushing report on the speech, glossing over the less refined passages in it. Mustn’t offend the Mufti, you see.

Appeasement, that is what matters.

Can we leave yet?