* Not much news coming out of this awful country which is not far from turning into another failed state like Somalia. But as always with Islamic nations, when everything fails, they either blame the infidels, (the Jews of Yemen are all but gone) or they try to cure it with more Islam.
* With ‘allies’ like that, who needs enemies?
Al-Muzaffariyyah, a 13th-century Rasulid mosque, Ta’izz, Yemen.
One Sanaa columnist reckons 50,000 mosques have risen across the nation, compared with 12,000 new schools. …
To the north lie rich neighbours like Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, though Yemen remains one of the world’s poorest countries. To the south, just across the Gulf of Aden, lies the failed state of Somalia and troubled Ethiopia.
With corruption allegedly on a huge scale, oil revenue dwindling, water resources drying up, and the population predicted to double, Yemen’s future looks uncertain.
Americans owe a large debt of gratitude to John Howard. Faced with the Bali bombings and a short distance between his nation and the radicals in Indonesia, Howard adopted the same forward strategy against radical Islamists as the US. He spoke eloquently and often on the need to face down the terrorists and not to surrender to extortion and threats. Australians manned the barricades along with Americans. Brits, Poles, and troops from a multitude of nations, and remain on the job in Afghanistan.
John Howard loses in Australia
UGH …. AUSSIE JIHAD VICTORY
Terrible news. Some things I will never understand. Never. This is one of them. Howard is a great man of historic proportion. A real, true ally in the fight for freedom and the West.
Looks like the Aussie’s have handed the jihadis a victory…Howard is out…defeatists in…
Bush has done such damage to the cause of the Infidels, in his stubbornness and confusion. And he is even causing damage to those who are America’s natural friends abroad, but who, as with the Howard government in Australia, have hitched their wagon to the wrong, most idiotic, star.
* Because the ‘alternative would be too horrible to contemplate’-(Straw) But what if the test fails? Would its effects be reversible?
* Wanna bet your future on this cheap fraud in an empty suit?
From the ‘Dangerous Lunatics in Government’ department:
Jack Straw has argued more than 70m Turkish citizens should be allowed to join the EU to prove the West and Islam can live peacefully side-by-side.
During a visit to Turkey, the Justice Secretary gave strong support to the country’s controversial bid for full membership of the European Union.
Other member states, including France, have reservations against the country – whose 71m population is almost exclusively Muslim – being granted membership amid continuing human rights abuses.
But Mr Straw, who also backed Turkey’s case while Foreign Secretary, said he was “frustrated with the difficulties being placed in the way of Turkey’s accession”.
He added: “Statesmen and women across Europe need to take care with Turkey’s future.”
Full membership would allow Turkish citizens full rights to work and live in the UK, where many have strong family ties, without visas.
In a speech at the Bosphorous University in Istanbul, Mr Straw said: “One of the most significant threats faced today by civilised nations comes from the barbarism of international terrorism, from a violent and misguided ideology that seeks to drive a wedge between Western and Islamic cultures, and to resurrect a bloody past long since buried.
* Hmm. What ideology might that be, Jack? Or is it The Ideology That Must Not Be Named?
*Jack Straw is everything that’s wrong with Europe today.
* If Churchill was around today he would personally see to it that Straw is tarred and feathered and hanged for treason.
* There are no words. There is no end to naivity, ignorance and stupidity. Straw has it all and it doesn’t end there…
Turkey is a “secular nation” with a “majority Muslim population”? Turkey is, despite more than 80 years of Kemalism, with its systematic campaign to suppress Islam’s political and social power, not nearly “secular” enough. Islam is back — not that it ever went away — and how. Erbakan, and then Ergodan, and then Abdullah Gul, and all the rest of it. The cunning assault on the legitimacy of the army, the final upholder of Kemalism. The assault from within the universities on secular rectors and professors, and the determination to renew state support for Muslim schools and openness to government hiring of graduates of strictly Muslim schools and colleges. No, Turkey is not what it may once have been — say, in 1940, or even 1950. Islam keeps coming back.
And Turkey does not have a “majority Muslim population.” Its population is 99% Muslim. Does Jack Straw recall just how, over the last century, such a feat was accomplished? Does he know that Constantinople in 1914 was 50% non-Muslim, and that Turkey as a whole was about one-quarter non-Muslim? What happened to all those non-Muslims, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Levantines of every description? Did he forget, or did he never know?
“The chief weapon in the quiver of all Islamist expansionist movements, is the absolute necessity to keep victims largely unaware of the actual theology plotting their demise. To complete this deception, a large body of ‘moderates’ continue to spew such ridiculous claims as “Islam means Peace” thereby keeping non-Muslims from actually reading the Qur’an, the Sira, the Hadith, or actually looking into the past 1400 years of history. Islamists also deny or dismiss the concept of ‘abrogation’, which is the universal intra-Islamic method of replacing slightly more tolerable aspects of the religion in favor of more violent demands for Muslims to slay and subdue infidels”
An Iraqi couple were beheaded in front of their children by their cousins because the man wore Western-style trousers.
Three suspected al Qaeda militants, including two sisters, beheaded their uncle and his wife, forcing the couple’s children to watch, according to Iraqi police.
The killing came because the school guard Youssef al-Hayali was considered an infidel because he did not pray and wore western-style trousers.
* You better start talking to these good people, Jack Straw! We are sure they share your idea about ‘one world’ and the brotherhood of man and all your lofty ideals….