Iran: ‘Rushdie’s knighthood an attack on Islam!’

Who guessed it:

There is the great Satan (America) and the little Satan (Israel) and there is that ‘perfidious Albion’ (Hitler-speak) that, oh shocks, oh horror,- awards a knighthood to an author who has a fatwa on his head for some 25 years now, for insulting the profit Muhammad, and in spite of the best efforts of the RoP not one soldier of Allah could shoot him, stab him, cut his throat or firebomb him. What’s the world coming to? That calls for another major terrorist attack, at least a hijacking, a kidnapping, some major hostage taking, what say you, Abdullah ? We can’t let these filthy kufars get away with this!

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Honoured: Rushdie received a knighthood on Saturday. [File photo] (Salman Rushdie) 

Iran has condemned the awarding of a knighthood to British author Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses prompted the country to issue a fatwa death warrant for him.

Rushdie yesterday received a knighthood for services to literature in Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Honours List.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini has denounced it as an act directed against Islam by Britain.

“Honouring and commending an apostate and hated figure will definitely put the British officials in [a position] of confrontation with Islamic societies,” he said.

Giving a badge to one of the most hated figures in Islamic society is basically an obvious example of fighting against Islam by high-ranking British officials.”

The Islamic Republic formally distanced itself in 1998 from the original fatwa against Rushdie, who lived in hiding for nine years after it was issued by the country’s late leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

But shortly after the Iranian Government disavowed the death edict under a deal with Britain, Iranian media said three Iranian clerics called on Islamic followers to kill Rushdie, saying the fatwa was irrevocable and that it was the duty of Muslims to carry it out.

* Well, I guess we should all be shaking in our shoes….

– Reuters

Last Weeks Action in Gaza

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Hamas fighters fought a bloody battle on Thursday for the Preventative Security headquarters of forces loyal to President Abbas. Witnesses reported gangland-style executions of captured Fatah fighters.

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The Palestian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a state of emergency in the Palestinian Territories on Thursday, sacking the Hamas-Fatah coalition. His Fatah movement controls the West Bank, but Hamas is now in charge in the Gaza Strip.

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The numerically superior Fatah forces were beaten by the more organized and motivated Hamas fighters.

[Dr. Aaron Lerner – IMRA: Reality check:

#1. “Moderate” Mahmoud Abbas continues to take the position that he will not
disarm the various illegally armed groups.

#2 The illegal groups include “moderate” Abbas’ own “moderate” Fatah
fighters.

#3 The “moderate” Fatah’s gunmen have been actively involved in planning and
executing terror attacks against Israel.

#4 The top focus of “moderate” Abbas’ forces continues to be capturing
Palestinian “collaborators” whose crime is providing Israel with information
so that Israel can thwart terror attacks. Just this morning, Israel Radio
Arab Affairs Correspondent Gal Berger reported this morning that Fatah
forces executed a Palestinian in Nablus today who they claimed was a
“collaborator”.

#5 “Moderate” Abbas makes no bones about it: the use of violence against
Israel isn’t a question of right and wrong. It is a question of efficacy.
The day he determines that he can get more with bullets than talks the
bullets will fly. So you can have all the Kodak moments you want signing
various agreements, etc. – after Abbas gets all he can without killing
Israelis he will kill Israelis. That’s because after you peel away the PC
talk, his ultimate demands remain unchanged both in terms of territory and
right of return: the creation of a situation that means the destruction of
the Jewish State.]

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Hanegbi: No opportunity in Gaza situation
JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Jun. 17, 2007
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Head of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tzahi Hanegbi
(Kadima) said Sunday that the new situation in the Gaza Strip did not create
any new political opportunity for Israel and the Palestinians, and that
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was weaker than ever, Israel
Radio reported.

Update:

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Palestinians gather around the remains of the statue of The Unknown Soldier after it was brought down by Palestinian militants in Gaza City, Sunday, June 17, 2007. Militants tore down Gaza’s unknown soldier early Sunday morning, smashing the statue’s head, and dumping the fiberglass remains in the Strip’s main square. The Unknown Soldier once stood a Gaza park close to the parliamentary building, his head upright and his hand raised into the sky. The statue’s location was a popular place for militant press conferences, where lovers secretly met and men smoked water pipes in the evening. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

NASTY FATAH HONCHO TURNS INTO SWISS CHEESE 

More than 35 feared dead in Kabul bus bombing

 They just hate buses and trains. They love to bomb airplanes or fly them into buildings. And they hate schools too, especially girls schools, because they burn them faster than we build them. Wonder why that is….?

From the Associated Press
June 17, 2007

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — A bomb ripped through a police bus today in a crowded civilian area in the Afghan capital, killing more than 35 people and wounding at least 35 others, officials and witnesses said.

Fazel Rahim, from a nearby hospital, said 18 bodies lay in the hospital courtyard, while more than 35 people wounded were being treated inside.

“Most of the wounded are in serious condition,” said Rahim, whose hands and white coat were covered in blood.

An Interior Ministry official said more than 35 people were killed in the attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing ministry policy.

The police academy bus was carrying several police recruits when the bomb went off inside it, said Zalmai Khan, the deputy police chief of Kabul province.

The thunderous explosion about 8:10 am local time, at a crowded bus station used by both police and civilians, was heard throughout central Kabul.

Ali Shah Paktiawal, Kabul police director of criminal investigation, said initial reports indicated that dozens of policemen were feared dead.

The roof of the bus was blown off and officers were pulling bodies from the wreckage, according to a reporter at the scene.

The blast twisted the bus into a charred skeleton and body parts were strewn as far as 30 yards from the bus. Hundreds of police and investigators were at the scene.

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Pakistan’s soldiers ‘huddling in their bases’ in tribal regions

Paralyzed by the Taliban threat, and/or secretly aiding the jihadists.

Friend and Ally Update. By Declan Walsh in The Guardian via Jihad Watch


The Pakistani army is paralysed by the growing Taliban threat and some retired officers are covertly aiding the militants, according to a former CIA officer.
Soldiers posted to Waziristan, a tribal area that hosts an estimated 2,000 al-Qaida fighters, are “huddling in their bases, doing nothing”, said Art Keller, a CIA case officer who was posted to Pakistan last year.

“Their approach was to pretend that nothing was wrong because any other approach would reveal that they were unwilling and unable to do anything about Talibanisation,” said Mr Keller, who has visited Waziristan.

* Well, at least the nukes are in good hands, no?

Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani kicks the bucket

A chief disciple of the Ayatollah Khomeini dies in 3 places at the same time. How?

Because of the unspeakable hypocrisy in the Muhammedan paradise of Iran. They rave and rant on end about the filthy kufars all their lives, they regard us as ‘thing najis’ (unclean) and list us among urine, feces and cadavers, but when the end is near they don’t trust their doctor-titled muslim-brothers. For medical services they eagerly seek help from those filthy kufars, right in the Dar-al-Harb. But they wouldn’t tell the folks back home, would they?

This one could also be titled, “Mullah Hypocrisy Watch:” Kamangir (Archer): Ayatollah Dies in Tehran and in London, at the same time.

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Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, who was hospitalized since a long time ago in Tehran, passed away in his home in Qom, at the age of 76. Or at least that’s what Fars reports at first. According to ISNA, all businesses will be closed in the holy city of Qom for one day and three days of mourning (early pictures) are announced. While no mystery seems to exist in the story, as the state reports it, the fellow citizen journalists have found quite a huge discrepancy in the news, which actually make it interesting.

As a user in the Iranian Digg, Balatarin, has pointed out, through putting together the news broadcast by state-run media outlets, the Ayatollah passed away simultaneously in a hospital in Tehran, in his house in Qom, and in London. The mention of London makes the story quite fascinating when another user in Balatarin finds a list of accommodation prices in the hospital he was looked after. In fact, Ayatollah has spent the amount a majority of Iranians live on for six months for every night he has been taken care of there. There is more controversy around the deceased Ayatollah, as Balatarin users manage to surface.

While the state-run news agency introduces the Ayatollah as one of the most passionate students of Khomeini, some people remember his death Fatwa, issued last December. On November 2006, a citizen of the Republic of Azarbaijan faced the wrath of the Ayatollah.

Tagi wrote a piece titled “Europe and Us” in Senet’s weekly edition for November 6, arguing that the Christian values of Europe led to more successful, peaceful, and tolerant societies than the values of Islam. “A person can’t be condemned for their opinions,” editor Sadagatoglu told the court, ironically just after Reporters Without Borders added Azeri president Ilham Aliev to its list of “predators” of press freedom. “Such a person is an apostate in view of his confessions, if he is a Muslim,” Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani said in a fatwa conveniently posted online. “If he had been an unbeliever (Kafir), he is considered as someone who has insulted the Prophet and in any case, given his confessions, it is necessary for every individual who has an access to him to kill him. The person in charge of the said newspaper, who published such thoughts and beliefs consciously and knowingly, should be dealt with in the same manner.” (source of translation, Persian source, Ayatollah’s website)
That leaves no doubt why the state would hesitate to mention that he was in fact being taken care of in London, especially after the recent anti-Britain protest held in Tehran, by people so close to the deceased Ayatollah.

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The grand Ayatollah Ali Al Sistani, who had the ‘things najis’ on his website until very recently and who refuses to meet with the kufar (US occupation forces) in Iraq, also prefers the infidel medical services when he needs to get his colon repaired or his hemorrhoids plumbed.

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Many clinics in Europe are going all out to cater for these hypocritical, genocidal lunatics,

because money seems to be no object. Arafart was well taken care of by the French government of Jaques Chirac, who went all out in his support…

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Which  got him a street named after him in Palistan…

Pals flee to safety (to Israel) US moonbats blame the Jooozzz

Palestinians Flee to Israel

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According to the international left and the paleo-right, Israel is a fascist apartheid state, a brutal occupier, universally despised by the oppressed Palestinian people.

So where do the oppressed Palestinians look for sanctuary, when the terrorist government they elected begins the inevitable slaughter?

Palestinians run as they try to cross to the Israel side at the Erez Crossing, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 16, 2007. Dozens of Palestinians converged on the Erez crossing with Israel on Saturday, trying to leave the Gaza Strip following Hamas’ takeover. At the same time, hundreds of people looted police positions on the Palestinian side of Erez, and at one point Israeli troops fired in the air to keep the crowd at bay. The looters walked off with furniture and scrap metal. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

LGF

US moonbats blame the Jooozzz

Another diary openly supporting Hamas at Daily Kos: Daily Kos: Victory For Hamas In Gaza.

As usual, it’s numbingly verbose and chock full of progressive cant. A few representative paragraphs:

Unfortunately for Israel and for Fatah, Hamas did not wait to be destroyed as a formal political force. It did not sit back and do nothing as the international community robbed it of its right to rule and paralysed it with vicious sanctions and murderous military campaigns. The Fatah vultures that have been circling over the dying carcass of Palestinian democracy for months have, thankfully, been unsuccessful in their attempts to subvert the legitimate Hamas government. It’s a huge shame that Hamas was forced to resort to violence to defend their right to govern, because all this internal Palestinian violence is exactly what Israel wants. It’s classic divide and rule. An internal Palestinian conflict is great for Israel, because it means Israel can rely on proxy Palestinian forces to get rid of Hamas for them and, in the absence of honest international media coverage, reinforces its claim that there is no Palestinian “partner for peace”. …

* My, where would be be without the honest coverage of the Daily Kotz… ?

Hamas Steals Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize

Not that he should have ever received it in the first place:

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Yasser Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize comes to a poetically just end, as Hamas thugs loot his Gaza villa and steal everything: Looters raid Arafat’s home, steal his Nobel Peace Prize.

That will save the Nobel Committee the trouble of awarding Hamas the prize; they already have one!

Enraged Fatah leaders on Saturday accused Hamas militiamen of looting the home of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City.

“They stole almost everything inside the house, including Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize medal,” said Ramallah-based Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdel Rahman. “Hamas militiamen and gangsters blew up the main entrance to the house before storming it. They stole many of Arafat’s documents and files, gifts he had received from world leaders and even his military outfits.”

Abdel Rahman said the attackers also raided the second floor of the house and stole the personal belongings of his widow, Suha, and daughter, Zahwa. “They stole all the widow’s clothes and shoes,” he added. “They also took Arafat’s pictures with his daughter.”

Eyewitnesses told The Jerusalem Post that dozens of Palestinians participated in the raid, which took place late Friday.

“Most of the looters were just ordinary citizens,” they said. “They stole almost everything, including furniture, tiles, water pipes, closets and beds.”

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Today Gaza, Tomorrow Lebanon?

By Barry Rubin

The world is shocked by Hamas’s violent takeover of the Gaza
Strip and the damage done to any hope for peace or regional stability is
generally recognized. But a second, even more serious, extremist takeover is
in the works for which Western inaction would bear far more responsibility.

This time the victim would be Lebanon, and the perpetrator is
Hizballah backed by Syria and Iran.

Today, Lebanon is ruled by a Christian-Sunni Muslim-Druze
coalition determined to maintain a moderate and independent Lebanon. This
partnership arose after Syria assassinated former Prime Minister Rafiq
Hariri in February 2005, coming out of a mass movement which successfully
demanded the Syrian withdrawal after two decades in which Lebanon was looted
as a satellite state by its next-door neighbor.

Syria is determined to end this period of freedom and in doing
so it is aided by its client Hizballah and many smaller groups including
Fatah al-Islam along with pro-Syrian politicians. Fifteen major terrorist
attacks, mostly assassination attempts, and many smaller ones have taken
place in the last two years by Syrian agents. Notably, two of these have
killed coalition members of parliament, the first Christian, the most recent
a Sunni Muslim.

These attacks are not just blind efforts at revenge or mayhem.
Syria is literally murdering the Lebanese government out of existence. A few
more successes and the coalition will lose its majority. Also, however, the
term of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud, extended by Syrian demand, ends
in November, making Damascus eager to get control of parliament before then
to ensure its own choice will triumph.

While the violence falls well short of all-out fighting, Lebanon
is engaged in a type of civil war. Hizballah walked out of the government
and Syrian clients have paralyzed parliament in a so-far failed attempt to
keep Lebanon from endorsing an international tribunal to investigate Hariri’s
death. Everyone knows that the evidence points to the Syrian government at
the highest levels for responsibility. Blocking this tribunal is priority
one on the Syrian regime’s list.
As a result, coalition supporters are showing exemplary courage.
Any politician or journalist who stands against Syria, Iran, and Hizballah
faces the
daily threat of assassination. In contrast, of course, the extremists endure
no such risk since the coalition does not use terrorism against them.
In comparison with Fatah on the Palestinian scene-an incompetently led,
deeply corrupt, extremist and terrorist group on its own right-or an Iraqi
regime that wants American soldiers to fight for it, the Lebanese majority
is a well-organized, reliable ally ready to defend itself.

The situation in Lebanon, then, is one of stark choice: a
moderate, multi-communal majority is trying to protect the country’s
independence against a coalition of radical foreign states and extremist
Islamist domestic groups. Can one imagine a clearer case of the current
conflict that shakes the world today? Is there anyone more on the front line
against the forces of terrorism?

Lebanon today is the equivalent of Czechoslovakia in the late
1930s, a small democratic country which must not be sacrificed to
totalitarian forces, both due to Western interests and to moral values.

What is the Western record on this issue? There are certainly
signs of hope. The United States, with indispensable support from France and
others, has pushed forward on the tribunal plan. Military aid was provided
to Lebanon to defeat the Fatah al-Islam revolt in Palestinian refugee camps.
The UN expanded its UNIFIL force supposedly to stop arms smuggling from
Syria and Hizballah’s return to dominate southern Lebanon.

Yet to a serious extent, these efforts have been subverted by
Western governments. UNIFIL is a joke, uninterested and unable to stop
weapons’ smuggling; standing by and pretending all is well as Hizballah has
rebuilt its fortifications and refurbished its arsenals. Western governments
may issue condemnations of terror and intimidation within Lebanon but they
do nothing about it.

And thus a confident Hizballah knows it can depend on Syria and
Iran; the Lebanese coalition does not have the same assurance of help from
those who should be supporting it.  The impression is being given-and don’t
think it escapes Syria and Hizballah-that the West is afraid of them. They
kill people, they blow up things. And just as the Islamists claim, these
tactics often-should one say, usually?-work at intimidating the West.

A stream of high-level visitors, most recently Italy’s foreign
minister, make the pilgrimage to Damascus, where they proclaim Syria to be
reasonable and genuinely desirous of rapprochement.  They beg Syria’s help
to stop the smuggling and believe false Syrian assurances that it is trying
to do so. Too
many journalists echo Syrian disinformation about Lebanon, for example
blaming Fatah al-Islam on the Lebanese coalition rather than Syria.

There is a great danger either that Lebanon will be betrayed or
that Western timidity will inspire an aggressive over-confidence on the
extremists’ part. Don’t be surprised if some time next year Hizballah
becomes a full partner, with veto power, in the Lebanese government, as
Hamas did in the Palestinian Authority in 2006. Or even that Hizballah
seized control of Lebanon altogether, as Hamas did to the Gaza Strip.

The foundation for this radical victory is being laid now, not
only by Syria, Hizballah and Iran, but also by spineless Europeans and
indifferent, or otherwise preoccupied, Americans. Have no doubt about it, a
failure to act will bring an inevitable, terrible result. Nobody can say
that they weren’t warned.
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Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Relations
(GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) and editor of the Middle
East Review of International Relations (MERIA) Journal. His latest book is
The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan).

Daniel Pearls Beheading Movie Turned Into Moonbat Parable

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Pretty Angelina Jolie, left wing moonbat and daughter of Hollywood ‘Midnight Cowboy’ actor John Voight (who has his heart in the right place) is refusing to allow Fox news in on her press coverage.

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Daniel Pearl

Charles from LGF:

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/15/07) – On Thursday, June 21, Los Angeles’ diverse communities are invited to come together for an exclusive screening of Paramount Vantage’s A MIGHTY HEART, immediately followed by a panel discussion “Building Unity and Understanding in Today’s World.” The event is co-sponsored by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU) and Paramount Vantage.

A MIGHTY HEART, a film based on Wall Street Journal writer Daniel Pearl and the book of the same name by his wife Mariane Pearl, arrives in theaters June 22 and stars Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Archie Panjabi, Irrfan Kahn, and Will Patton. Michael Winterbottom, best known for his socially-conscious films, “Welcome to Sarajevo” and “The Road to Guantanamo” directs.

The evening celebrates Daniel Pearl’s strong commitment to global truth and understanding and the principles in which he lived his life.

WHAT: A MIGHTY HEART screening, followed by panel discussion “Building Unity and Understanding in Today’s World.”

PANELISTS: A MIGHTY HEART Producer Dede Gardner, Co-producer with Brad Pitt/Plan B Entertainment, Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR – Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA), Rabbi Haim Beliak, Founder of Jews on First, The Rev. Peter Laarman, Executive Director of Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU)

MODERATOR: Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion – USC

WHERE: Sherry Lansing Theater, Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Entrance at main gates; Photo ID required.

WHEN: Thursday, June 21, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Film starts promptly at 7 p.m. and the panel discussion will immediately follow.

RSVP: Free admission for you and a guest. Limited seating. RSVP mandatory at […].

CONTACT: Munira Syeda, CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator, […]

SUPPORTERS: Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace (ICUJP), Pax Christi Los Angeles, and Cafe Intifada. If you would like to endorse the event, please contact Munira Syeda, CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator, at […].

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Mariane Pearl

* What are so many moonbats doing in a place like this?

Some of the comments:

Hollywood =

Commiepropagandamachinewood.

Islam at its best…murder then ask for understanding…

I mean no disrespect to Danny Pearl or his family – but what the hell was a Jew doing in Pakistan, alone, looking for terrorists?

The Daniel Pearl Foundation has been formed by Danny’s family and friends to continue Danny’s mission and to address the root causes of this tragedy

HONORARY BOARD
Christiane Amanpour
President William J. Clinton
Abdul Sattar Edhi
Danny Gill
John Hennessy
Ted Koppel
Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan
Sari Nusseibeh
Mariane Pearl
Itzhak Perlman
Harold Schulweiss
Craig Sherman
Paul Steiger
Elie Wiesel

A real moonbat orgy…

Who is playing Kalid Shiek Mohammed, Rosie O’Donnell?

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Do you think they’ll ever figure out the “root cause” is actually Islam?

Jihad all over the World

Religion of Peace Strikes Again All Over the World

Link to LGF

Simultaneous bus bombs in the Philippines:

MANILA, Philippines – Bombs went off on buses just a few minutes apart in the southern Philippines on Friday, killing eight people and wounding at least 14 others, police said.

All of the fatalities were on a bus that had just left the terminal in Bansalan, in Davao del Sur province, said Chief Superintendent Andres G. Caro II, the regional police director.

The second bomb went off at roughly the same time on a bus that had just released its passengers after arriving in Cotabato, police spokesman Wally Casuyo said. The explosives were under a seat behind the driver and caused only a small fire that was quickly extinguished without injury, he said.

A suicide car bomber in Afghanistan (and Associated Press stringer Rahim Faiez snidely intimates that a US soldier may have deliberately fired on a crowd afterward):

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KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of American contract workers and military personnel in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least four civilians, officials said. A U.S. soldier opened fire afterward, killing one civilian and sparking an angry protest.

Maj. Sheldon Smith, a U.S. spokesman for troops training Afghan police and army soldiers, said American contract workers and military personnel were in the convoy. A spokesman at the U.S. base at Bagram said workers with DynCorp, who are helping train Afghan police, were attacked. Smith said the coalition “never intentionally endangers the lives of innocent Afghan civilians” but that the Taliban routinely and intentionally uses explosive devices in heavily populated areas. …

The Amerian soldier in a Humvee “mistakenly” opened fire on the crowd after the suicide attack, killing one civilian and wounding three, said Zalmai Khan, deputy Kabul police chief.

Afterward, a crowd of 50 to 100 people gathered, with some chanting “Death to America” and jabbing their arms at police.

And four more murders in the jihad in “restive” south Thailand.

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NARATHIWAT, Thailand, June 16, 2007 (AFP) – Insurgents killed four people in separate shootings in Thailand’s restive Muslim-majority south, police said Saturday.

A Muslim man was gunned down at his home on Saturday in Narathiwat, one of three insurgency-hit provinces bordering Malaysia, police said.

Another Muslim man was killed in a drive-by shooting late Friday in Narathiwat, while a 33-year-old Buddhist was shot dead by rebels at a tea house in neighboring Pattani late Friday.

Also in Pattani, a 20-year-old Muslim man was killed in a drive by shooting Friday evening, police said.

The latest shootings come after Islamic rebels ambushed and shot dead seven soldiers Friday in one of the deadliest attacks this year on security forces in the south. More than 2,200 people have been killed and thousands more wounded in separatist violence that erupted in the south in January 2004.

Another Monumental Condi-Bush F*kkup

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Hamas gunmen at the desk of “Palestinian President” Mahmoud Abbas inside Abbas’ personal office after it was taken over by Hamas in fighting in Gaza City, Friday, June 15, 2007. (Photo: AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Tammy Bruce:

Just this past April, Condi and the geniuses in Congress thought it would be a grand idea to send $60 million dollars to terrorist group Fatah so the “president” of the so-called Palestinians could improve his security structure. That’s now got to be the joke of the year. How long did it take Hamas to destroy Fatah and take over the entire Gaza Strip? 48 hours? I noted my disgust at this insane act by Congress back in April, with the post, Congress Funds Terrorists But Not Our Own Troops.

So, the geniuses in Washington decided that pouring $60 mil down the terror hole would make some sort of a difference. Well, it will now. Hamas will be able to kill more Jews than ever before. This is also another glaring indication of the absolute failure of any reliable international intelligence we have on anything going on in the Middle East. We approved and sent this money just two months prior to the complete route of Arafat’s terrorist Fatah group by Iran’s terrorist Hamas group. We had no clue, 8 weeks prior, that such a violent and complete takeover was being planned and would be implemented.

We can pretty much guess that millions in cash went into the pockets of various Fatah “officials” (including top terrorist Abbas) and the rest, a cash and weapons treasure-trove, is now securely in the hands of one of the world’s most vicious terrorist death squads.

Great effing work Condi and Georgie! Great effing work.

Today, LGF also notes the weapons windfall for Hamas in their takeover of that strip if land so generously given to them by Israel. A strip of land used, since day one, for nothing more than terrorist operations not only against Israel, but against all of humanity.

Now, in their masks displaying automatic weapons and RPGs, these snakes sit next to Israel and await their next orders from Iran. Which will be funded and implemented with American tax dollars.

And what is the Bush Admin response to the complete collapse of the Abbas/Fatah “government”? Throw more American tax dollars at it.

“All those who are not Muslims are Satan”

* This from a Montreal Muslim who killed his ex-Muslim brother. But make no mistake, the nutroots will not take it on board, you will merely get remarks like ‘he was mentally unstable’ – or ‘ there are radical, fundamentalist Christians also’- and of course the all time howler ‘all religions are equally bad’…

He killed his brother for leaving Islam. Najib Bellari Update: a translation of this French article by Jihad Watch reader Marc:

Bellari now wants a lawyer

David Santerre

Le Journal de Montréal

As the trial is leading towards closure, Najib Bellari, who is defending himself without a lawyer from accusations of killing his brother El-Medhi because, among other reasons, his brother had chosen to leave Islam, has unexpectedly requested a lawyer.

He made this request after hearing the plea from the Crown prosecutor Me. Éliane Perreault, who literally shattered to pieces his version of the crime, in which he acted in self-defense. This led to an adjournment of the proceedings presided over by Judge Marc David.

Testifying in his own defense Monday, Bellari said he had no choice but to kill his brother, who paid him a visit while on the job at Basha, the restaurant where he was working as a dishwasher, on Sainte-Catherine street in Montreal. Bellari said his brother told him: “‘Najib, come with me, I have to talk to you.’ I shouted at him: ‘Get out of here!,'” the 36-year-old defendant said.

A knife

When his brother insisted, Najib said, he took a chef’s knife and pointed it toward his brother.

“But he moved back and held a chair over his head, as if he was going to hit me. I protected myself and struck him with the knife,” he reported.

“I was in a state of self-defense. I had no choice but to kill my brother. I was working peacefully and he came to provoke me. It’s destiny,” he added.

There was not a shadow of a self-defense in Me. Perreault’s version.

“His brother was not the assailant. He was moving back. He did not advance towards him. All the witnesses said that Mr. Bellari (the victim) did not have a chair in his hands when he was stabbed,” she said.

She also had to address the concerns of the judge, who suggested on several occasions during the court proceedings that perhaps the accused did not have all his mental capacities at the time. According to the Crown’s attorney Me. Perreault, Bellari gave the clearest of explanations to address this concern at the time of his testimony.

“All those who are not Muslims are Satan,” affirmed the accused.

“The last time I saw him, I had asked: ‘Do you believe in God? (Allah). Are you a Muslim?’ He answered no, he did not believe any more. This is very serious,” he explained.

Weird photo(s) of the day: Border Security, Hamas Style

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A Hamas militant is seen inside of an X-ray machine in front of journalists in the passport processing area of the terminal at the Rafah Border Crossing which is now controlled by Hamas militants, near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, June 15, 2007. On its first day of full rule in Gaza, the Islamic militant party Hamas on Friday granted amnesty to Fatah leaders, signaling that it seeks conciliation with the defeated forces of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP Photo/Hatem Omar, MaanImages)

The Birth of Hamastan

Looting, revenge deaths persist in Gaza

By DIAA HADID, Associated Press Writer

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – On Hamas’ first day of full rule in Gaza, crowds looted strongholds of the rival Fatah on Friday — stripping the home of one of the party’s strongmen down to the flower pots — and militants sent a man plunging to his death from a rooftop.

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AP Photo: A Palestinian militant from Hamas stands over pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Arafart

But the violence, which came despite a Hamas offer of amnesty for Fatah, was sporadic. Gaza’s streets, deserted in the past week of fighting, were crowded with cars, pedestrians and triumphant fighters with the Islamic militant group.

At Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ captured seaside office in Gaza City, a gunman sat down at the Fatah leader’s desk, picked up the phone and pretended to be calling Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. “Hello, Rice?” the gunman said. “Here we are in Abu Mazen’s office. Say hello to Abu Mazen for me.” Other gunmen rifled through Abbas’ belongings in a bedroom behind the office, lifting up a mattress and searching through drawers.

Safe in Ramallah, Abbas appointed his own prime minister on Friday after the Hamas prime minister ignored the president’s announcement that he had been fired. Hamas’ military takeover of Gaza, after five days of battle, formalized the separation between Gaza and the West Bank, which lie on either side of Israel.

The moderate government Abbas plans to appoint will have no say in Gaza, but stands a stronger chance than the Hamas-Fatah coalition it replaces of restoring foreign aid to the West Bank. He drew support — either explicitly or tacitly — from the European Union, the U.N., Egypt and Jordan.

A resident of a Hamas-dominated neighborhood, identifying himself only as Yousef for fear of reprisal by his neighbors, said Gazans would always back the winner, regardless of ideology.

“Today everybody is with Hamas because Hamas won the battle. If Fatah had won the battle they’d be with Fatah. We are a hungry people, we are with whoever gives us a bag of flour and a food coupon,” said Yousef, 30. “Me, I’m with God and a bag of flour.”

Palestinians in the West Bank viewed the Hamas takeover of Gaza with a mixture of fear and hope — realizing that it could bring needed foreign aid while dealing a major blow to dreams of Palestinian statehood

Ahmed al-Aziz, a 53-year-old merchant in Ramallah, said the fenced-in Gazans have little to lose. “Everybody here is worried about his interests or his business. In Gaza, people are poor. They don’t have work,” he said.

* Hmm, wonder why that is, any idea?

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Your Passport or your life

Hamas militants sit as they pose in the passport processing area of the terminal at the Rafah Border Crossing which is now controlled by Hamas militants, near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, June 15, 2007. On its first day of full rule in Gaza, the Islamic militant Hamas on Friday granted amnesty to Fatah leaders, signaling that it seeks conciliation with the defeated forces of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP Photo/ Eyad Albaba)

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A real gem here, click: The doublespeak of Azzam Tamimi on MP3

The audio file of Azzam Tamimi’s rantings from the August 16, 2006

Malanie Phillips has written that the BBC “filters events through a prism of hatred – of Israel, of America and of western values. The BBC is simply the single greatest cultural weapon in the armoury of those who intend to bring the west down” (from “The War against the Jews (2)”).