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imageimageTop 10 Reasons Why Islam Isn’t
Exactly a Religion of Peace

--by Don Feder (HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE)

10. Islam is Bent on Global Conquest

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” – Omar Ahmad, founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“Islam will return to Europe. The conquest need not necessarily be by the sword. Perhaps we will conquer these lands without armies. We want an army of preachers and teachers who will present Islam in all languages and all dialects.” Dr. Al-Qaradawi, Egyptian-born, Qatar-based spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The Muslims are required to raise the banner of jihad in order to make the Word of Allah supreme in the world.” posting on the website of the Islamic Affairs Department of the Saudi government. (These oil-rich fascists control roughly 80% of U.S. mosques.)

“Islam is advancing according to a steady plan, to the point that tens of thousands of Muslims have joined the American army and Islam is the second largest religion in America. America will be destroyed. But we must be patient.” Saudi Professor Nassar bin Suleiman al-Omar on al-Majd TV.

Within 100 years of Muhammed’s death, Islam had conquered the Middle East and spread across North Africa before it was finally stopped in southern France. Today, due to immigration, one in every 10 Frenchmen is a Muslim and an estimated 50,000 convert to Islam each year.

In Britain, with 1.5 million Muslims, attendance at mosques is higher than at services for the Church of England. Islam is spreading down both coasts of Africa – in Nigeria, Kenya, the Sudan and Ethiopia—as well as in the Balkans, former Soviet republics, Asia and the Philippines.

Whether they bury us with swords, explosives or immigration and procreation, the fate Islam has in store for us is the same. If you don’t get it, you’re not paying attention. Or, perhaps your religion (liberalism) blinds you to the truth. Islam is: A) A religion of peace B) A religion of rest in peace C) A religion that leaves you in pieces or D) A religion that wants a piece of what you have now—the rest later?

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/01/2006 at 02:47 PM   
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Final Curtain Call

In today’s Washington Post, buried on Page A20, is acknowledgement (finally) that Valerie Plame was “outed” by Richard Armitage and her husband, Joe Wilson, is the person most responsible for her “damaged career” at CIA.

Plame and Wilson filed a lawsuit July 13 against Vice President Cheney, presidential adviser Karl Rove and former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, accusing the three of violating their constitutional rights in retaliation for Wilson’s criticism of President Bush.

That lawsuit has now proven to be completely unjustified and without merit. If you expect Wilson and Plame to now sue Richard Armitage, forget it, says Byron York at National Review. There is nothing to be gained by sueing Armitage.

The whole purpose of this sordid affair was to hurt the Bush Administration. It was never about a “spy who was outed”. That was all just propaganda from the Left and Wilson/Plame were willing accomplices in this trumped-up drama. At least the Washington Post is now admitting they were had. We must be thankful any time the LameStreamMedia admits their mistakes ...

imageimageEnd of an Affair
(WASHINGTON POST) - Friday, September 1, 2006

We’re reluctant to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years. But all those who have opined on this affair ought to take note of the not-so-surprising disclosure that the primary source of the newspaper column in which Ms. Plame’s cover as an agent was purportedly blown in 2003 was former deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage.

Mr. Armitage was one of the Bush administration officials who supported the invasion of Iraq only reluctantly. He was a political rival of the White House and Pentagon officials who championed the war and whom Mr. Wilson accused of twisting intelligence about Iraq and then plotting to destroy him. Unaware that Ms. Plame’s identity was classified information, Mr. Armitage reportedly passed it along to columnist Robert D. Novak “in an offhand manner, virtually as gossip,” according to a story this week by the Post’s R. Jeffrey Smith, who quoted a former colleague of Mr. Armitage.

It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House—that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame’s identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson—is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage’s identity been known three years ago.

That’s not to say that Mr. Libby and other White House officials are blameless. As prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald has reported, when Mr. Wilson charged that intelligence about Iraq had been twisted to make a case for war, Mr. Libby and Mr. Cheney reacted by inquiring about Ms. Plame’s role in recommending Mr. Wilson for a CIA-sponsored trip to Niger, where he investigated reports that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium. Mr. Libby then allegedly disclosed Ms. Plame’s identity to journalists and lied to a grand jury when he said he had learned of her identity from one of those reporters. Mr. Libby and his boss, Mr. Cheney, were trying to discredit Mr. Wilson; if Mr. Fitzgerald’s account is correct, they were careless about handling information that was classified.

Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame’s CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming—falsely, as it turned out—that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush’s closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It’s unfortunate that so many people took him seriously.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/01/2006 at 12:04 PM   
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After The Shuttle

I am disappointed. NASA is going back to “tried and true technology”? This is just a modified version of the Apollo capsules. Of course, NASA probably didn’t have much choice considering how much funding has been cut from the space program over the last few decades. I would much rather have seen the X-33 or some SCRAMJET variant zooming across Earth’s upper atmosphere to a fully functioning space station with huge research facilities and living accomodations for several hundred.

We are now five years past Arthur Clarke’s vision of humans in space in “2001”. The problem is simple: take a close look at the space station in that movie and you’ll see that it was built by private companies .. not government. The orbiter has PanAm on the side and inside the station was a Howard Johnsons, if I remember correctly.

Space will not be colonized or explored by governments, neither ours nor anyone else’s. Government funding is too whimsical and often at the mercy of partisan politics or military expediency. The exploration of space is too important to mankind to be left in the hands of bureaucrats. I wish the government would sell off NASA and let private companies take over. If that ever happens, our children or grandchildren will see colonies on other planets in no time ... provided the Vulcans and Klingons are willing to accept us ....

imageimageLockheed Wins Contract to Build
NASA’s New Spaceship

(WASHINGTON POST) - Friday, September 1, 2006

Lockheed Martin Corp. won a multibillion-dollar contract yesterday to build a vehicle to replace NASA’s space shuttles, put a human on the moon for the first time since 1972 and be the precursor to a manned spaceship to Mars.

The award marks NASA’s most concrete step to fulfill President Bush’s two-year-old, $230 billion promise that the space agency would return astronauts to the moon and restore excitement about space exploration. NASA has planned to replace the shuttles since the mid-1980s and has spent almost $5 billion to do so—with little success so far.

“It’s just thrilling, for all of us,” said Skip Hatfield, NASA’s project manager. The vehicle, known as Orion, is the embodiment of the “very future of human space flight,” he said.

Orion will look somewhat like the three-man Apollo command module but will carry as many as six astronauts. Like the shuttle, Orion will be able to carry cargo to and from the International Space Station.

Orion is expected to make its first manned flight by 2014, four years after NASA’s three operating shuttles are retired. NASA said it hopes for a moon landing by 2020.

Unlike the shuttle, which lands like an airplane on a runway, Orion will descend with the aid of a parachute to landings in the ocean or on land. NASA plans to build two of the vehicles, one for manned flight and the other for unmanned. After judging how often the spaceships can be reused, the agency will decide how many more to buy, Hatfield said.

It was a somewhat unexpected win for Lockheed, the Pentagon’s largest contractor. The other competitor, Northrop Grumman, was considered the front-runner because along with its subcontractor, Boeing Co., it has been involved with all of the country’s manned space programs. Lockheed also has had a long history with NASA, though not entirely positive, and not predominantly with manned vehicles.

The company builds the shuttle’s external fuel tank and, in a joint venture with Boeing known as the United Space Alliance, took over day-to-day management of the shuttle program in 1996. But it was blamed for the 1999 disappearance of the Mars Climate Orbiter, which vanished into space or burned up in the Mars atmosphere after Lockheed engineers incorrectly programmed it using English rather than metric units. When the Genesis space capsule crashed in 2004, NASA said it was because of errors in designs prepared by the company. Lockheed’s earlier effort to build a shuttle replacement—the X-33 “space plane”—was canceled in 2001 after it ran into technological and cost problems.

- More on the story at WAPO ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/01/2006 at 11:34 AM   
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Religion Of Pees, Part MCXXVII

What they do over there is none of my concern. When they bring their abominable behavior to America it’s time to break out the tar and feathers. Y’all find a good sturdy tree - I’ll bring the rope ...

Blogger Max Flack puts it quite nicely in context ...

The US Congress banned the importation of slaves into America on March 2, 1807. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery in 1865. Every Muslim immigrant to the United States should be given copies of these documents or at least be made aware of them This is important because the Qur’an does not ban slavery. Bondage is seen as the natural working of Islam and forced sexual relations between master and slave are winked at.

“Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving.”—Qur’an 24:34

Note: here is an interesting Arabic blog about this man (English version) by his friends. Not surprisingly, they claim he is innocent and America is oppressing Muslims. You may leave a comment for the perp and his peeps if you wish ...

imageimageMan Gets 27 Years For Enslaving Housekeeper
CENTENNIAL, Colorado (CNN) - 5:08 p.m. EDT, August 31, 2006

A man convicted of sexually assaulting an Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her virtually as a slave was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to life in prison. Homaidan Al-Turki, 37, denied the charges and blamed anti-Muslim prejudice for the case against him. He said prosecutors persuaded the housekeeper to accuse him after they failed to build a case that he was a terrorist.

Al-Turki, a citizen of Saudi Arabia who lived in the Denver suburb of Aurora, was convicted June 30 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion, all felonies, and misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment. Defense attorney John Richilano said he would appeal the convictions.

Prosecutors and FBI agents said Al-Turki and his wife, Sarah Khonaizan, brought the now 24-year-old woman to Colorado to care for their five children and to cook and clean for the family. An affidavit said she spent four years with the family, sleeping on a mattress on the basement floor and getting paid less than $2 a day.

Al-Turki said he treated the woman the same way any observant Muslim family would treat a daughter. “Your honor, I am not here to apologize, for I cannot apologize for things I did not do and for crimes I did not commit,” he told the judge. “The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution.”

Al-Turki said he has been under investigation as a suspected terrorist since 1995 but has never been charged with the crime. “I am not a terrorist and I don’t advocate terrorism,” he said. Prosecutors denied Al-Turki was targeted because he was Muslim or that the woman’s allegations were trumped up. Prosecutor Natalie Decker said the evidence was overwhelming.

The Associated Press is not identifying the woman because of the sexual nature of the charges. Al-Turki, a linguist who worked at a Denver publishing and translating company, also faces trial in federal court in October on charges of forced labor, document servitude and harboring an illegal immigrant.

In April, he and Khonaizan agreed to pay the nanny about $64,000 in wages to settle a Labor Department lawsuit. He could also face restitution payments in the state case. The judge said he would rule on that later.

Khonaizan pleaded guilty to a federal immigration charge and a state theft charge. She was sentenced to home detention and probation in the federal case and two months in jail in the state case. Her attorney, Forrest Lewis, has said she wants to return to Saudi Arabia and will not fight deportation.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/01/2006 at 09:30 AM   
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Wide Screen

Question: What’s 103 inches wide and will set you back $80,000?

Answer: Panasonic’s new home theater TV. Twin geishas not included.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 09/01/2006 at 09:00 AM   
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