Still more assaults on freedom of speech:
* But don’t expect the nutroots to get the message. They will blame the Jooozzz, as usual…
CAIRO, Egypt (Agencies) – The leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq offered money for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist who recently produced images deemed insulting to Islam and promised a new offensive in Iraq during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in a statement carried by Islamist Web sites Saturday.
In a half hour audio file entitled “They plotted yet God too was plotting,” Abu Omar al-Baghdadi also named the other insurgent groups in Iraq al-Qaeda was fighting and promised new attacks, particular against the minority Yazidi sect that was recently devastated by massive car bombs. “We are calling for the assassination of cartoonist Lars Vilks who dared insult our Prophet, peace be upon him, and we announce a reward during this generous month of Ramadan of US$100,000 (Â¤72,000) for the one who kills this criminal,” the transcript on the Web site said.
During Ramadan, because that is a time when a Muslim intensifies his commitment to Islam. “They plotted and God too was plotting” is from Qur’an 3:54.
Qaeda urges cartoonist death, threatens Swedish firms
Telecom equipment giant Ericsson spokeswoman Ase Lindskog said the firm had stepped up security in the Middle East.
“We have taken some concrete actions, like taking away our flags from buildings where we have our sales offices,” she said.
Appliance maker Electrolux’s spokesman Anders Edholm said the firm was trying to find out more about the threat and had not decided on any response.
Another Bomb Hits Police Housing Complex in Algeria
* Not a great deal really. Just another bomb that killed three people in the global jihad.
Why bother to report it? I might tarnish the image of Islam. These reports are not helpful at all. We have to look at the big picture! (sarc off)
By Aomar Ouali
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – A bomb hidden in a bag exploded Friday outside a compound housing Algerian police officials, killing three people, security officials said.
The attack came as tensions ran high following two deadly terrorist attacks last week by al-Qaida’s North Africa affiliate, both against state targets.
The latest explosion hit in the town of Zemmouri, 50 kilometres east of Algiers, residents said. Eight wounded were sent to a hospital. Three of them later died, according to a medical official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The bomb was hidden in a bag and placed at the entrance to the police housing compound, adjacent to an open-air market, the official said.
The attack hit about midway between Algiers and the coastal town of Dellys where a car bombing Saturday killed 28 coast guard officers. Two days earlier, at least 22 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowd waiting for the president in Batna southeast of the capital.
Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa, the new name for a group long known as the GSPC, has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
The group has carried out a spate of recent bombings that have shattered the Algerian government’s efforts to restore calm after 15 years of Islamist insurgency.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s government, a U.S. ally in fighting terrorism, has responded by intensifying military crackdowns on Islamic militants hiding out in remote scrubland.
Algeria’s insurgency broke out in 1992 after the army cancelled elections that a now-banned Islamic party was poised to win. Up to 200,000 people have been killed in the ensuing violence.
Spain (Al Andaluz) Zapatero Keeps Whoring For Islam
UN Meeting Promotes Alliance of Civilizations
* Hmmm. “Alliance of civilizations”- which civilizations exactly? Islam and the West? Sure, we are civilized. But Islam is stuck in the 7th century. Islam is barbarism, vandalism, terror and destruction, and never more than Arab imperialism.
But Zapatero seems to think all cultures are equal, like most socialists do.
PALMA DE MAJORCA, Spain, November 28 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) â€“ A UN-sponsored meeting, currently in session in the Mediterranean resort island of Palma de Majorca, aims at defusing religious extremism and promoting a cross-cultural Alliance of Civilizations.
“We must stop up the springs of extremism, win the battle of ideas and principles, feed peace-seeking minds, strengthen the instinct of cooperation in our hearts,” Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told the opening session on Sunday, November 27, reported Reuters.
“Former rivalry” between the Christian and Turkish empires “has been transformed into a positive association,” he said.
* How Zappie, how…?
“We want to close off the sources of extremism and win the battle of ideas and principles,” Zapatero told the high-level group launch meeting.
* Good luck, Zappie, good luck!
Zapatero said a UN-supported high-level group is due to report a plan by the second half of 2006.
* A target rich environment:
The group also includes former Iranian president Mohammad Khatamei, South African Nobel Peace Prize-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Andre Azoulay, aide to Morocco’s King Mohamed VI, former French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine and outgoing Inter-American Development Bank head Enrique Iglesias.
It is co-chaired by Spanish former UNESCO director general Federico Mayor and Turkish minister of state and theology Mehmet Aydin.
The group should focus on mobilizing opinion leaders, artists, the media, sports figures, scientists and others, Zapatero stressed.
Zapatero suggested the alliance, promoted as a counterpoint to the Washington’s more forthright anti-terrorist strategy, idea last year in a speech at the UN.
It has found a receptive ear in UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, as well as Turkey and 22 other countries.
Erdogan insisted extremism was not confined to any one religion and terrorists might attack any target regardless of its culture. (Reuters)
* The flying Pigs of Al Andaluz
* Sure. We can always rely on corrupt Ex-UN officials and matadors like Koffi Annan & Desmond Tutu to shake a leg at a cocktail party.
A carnival of delusions. A true wankfest between Euro-dhimmies & their Muhammedan masters,- equals in what..?
Good night Al Andaluz !
But wait there’s more:
Spain to host OSCE conference on Muslim discrimination
“The meeting will investigate the “roots of intolerance towards Muslims…'” Will the violence committed by Muslims in the name of Islam be on the agenda as one of the contributing factors, and possibly the most important contributing factor, of this intolerance? Will the imperialistic boasts by Muslim leaders about the impending Islamic conquest of Europe be on the agenda?
Sick? Sick! This isn’t the same Spain where the Islamists blew up all those trains, or is it?