Sunday, May 31, 2009

Palestinian President:"Obama Committed to Ejecting Jews"

We have seen the warning signs in the past when VP Biden tried to bully Israel, and the King of Jordan and Obama plotted together to try and con Israel. But today's message from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made it all very clear.

Hat tip to Matty.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 Israel Today Staff

‘Obama committed to ejecting Jews from Judea-Samaria,’ says Abbas
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday told reporters in Cairo that he is convinced that US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to finally ejecting the Jews from Judea and Samaria.

Abbas spoke to the press after briefing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his visit to the White House late last week, during which Obama apparently agreed with his guest that existing Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria must not even be allowed to experience “natural growth.”

“When the American administration talks about Israel's duty to stop the settlements - including natural growth - it is a very important step,” noted Abbas.

Following their meeting last Thursday, Obama said that he also told Abbas to make a bit more of an effort to halt what he described as isolated and sporadic anti-Jewish incitement in Palestinian schools, mosques and media. Documentation by Israeli and international watchdog groups shows that the incitement is far from isolated or sporadic.

Meanwhile, Israeli officials cited by Ha’aretz decried the Obama Administration’s stiff demands that no more houses be built for Jews beyond the pre-1967 borders.

They noted that under former President George W. Bush, Israel reached understandings that the natural growth of existing towns would not subject to Israel’s commitments to halt settlement activity (commitments many Israelis see as null and void anyway since the Palestinians have failed to honor their reciprocal obligations).

But one official said those understandings are now “worth nothing,” and that the US is taking an unfair position by completely siding with Palestinian demands that go far beyond the original peace agreements.

Other officials attributed Obama’s hard line positions against Israel to his efforts to reconcile with the Arab and Muslim worlds, which will be the focus of a much anticipated speech he will give in Cairo this Thursday.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Who Has Queen Isabella's Jewels?

This article was sent in by Paul Stanner an English teacher over in China. Please give his site a visit here.

Who Has Queen Isabella's Jewels?
By Paul Stanner

I have a question for you all to ponder today. First however I will provide a little background information. In the last ten years or so we have seen the beheading of Daniel Pearl for being an " infidel " , 3,000 innocents killed in The World Trade Center attack , The Bali Bombings , the rise and subsequent brutal regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan , The Barcelona and London subway attacks , The Copenhagen riots over a cartoon caricature of Muhammed , the Fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie , the acceptance of Sharia Law in Britain , The Mumbai attacks , The U.S Embassy in Nairobi attacks , The U.S.S. Cole attack , constant and repeated suicide attacks against Israel , the destruction of priceless Buddhist artifacts in Afghanistan , repeated racist riots in Greece and France and the drumbeat continues ever incessantly.

All of these heinous acts were perpetrated by the radical militant Jihadist Islamics in the name of advancing their religion , culture and civilization to a dominant position in the world. All of these actions coupled with their fanaticism and willingness to die and take as many Christians , Jews , Hindus , Buddhists and other " infidels " with them begs a rather obvious question. Who has Queen Isabella's jewels? It is time for the Moslems , ALL Moslems , to leave Christian , Jewish , Hindu , Buddhist and all other " infidel " lands.

Why is it that we can spend trillions of American dollars , spill an untold amount of American blood liberating Muslim lands only to have them spit in our face yet it's too expensive to simply round them all up give them a parachute fly them over Egypt or Saudi Arabia and invite them to jump. As far as I'm concerned not one more dollar should be spent on liberating their lands and certainly not one more drop of American blood should be spilled trying to bring them into the 21st Century. It's time for them to go.

I repeat who has Queen Isabella's jewels? Which Western leader will have the stones to stand up to these barbarians and throw them out of his / her country? I'm betting it will be a woman leader again. Maybe Angela Merkel. She stood up to George Bush and the Chinese. She appears to be a very strong leader. Here's hoping she or somebody will act soon.

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What Philosophy Does Obama Ascribe to?

What Philosophy Does Obama Ascribe to?
I see him as Machiavellian.

By Laurie Pruser-Stockman

The basic principles of Machiavellian theory are:
1. People are basically dishonest.
2. Most people think about their finances first and then in terms of right and wrong.
3. To get support and power, tell the people what they want to hear.
4. Being kind and honest are not the ways to earn respect.
5. Loyalty is invoked by showing and using your power.
6. There are no "rights" or "wrongs". "Right" is what works it has nothing to do with morality.
7. A good ruler uses polls and public opinion to his advantage by stating their opinions as policy.
8. People are extremely selfish.
9. A promise is not a sacred trust but a tool used to gain and retain power, nothing more.
10. Being "nice" will have you finish last.
11. The ends justify the means.

From his own accounting of the average American, we're greedy, selfish and unable to see our faults. And we overstate our global importance, accomplishments and contributions to the world.

From his own accounting, most Americans only value morals after we consider how it will affect our pocket books and the Conservatives and wealthy are the worst of these.

He used the overwhelming desire for peace as a tool to be elected. He used the overwhelming belief that wealthy do not pay their fair share to gain support and become elected. He and the DNC projected that Pres. Bush had caused all that ails the USA to the people. It was what the people wanted to hear.

He is at best dishonest and that is not kind. He flip flops on a daily basis depending on the audience that he is addressing. He even goes as far as to change his dialect when speaking to a black audience verses any other audience.

He has said," I won." And now warns us through his spokespersons not to question his authority. His administration has labeled peaceful demonstrators as possible domestic terrorist including GI's and other veterans returning from the war zones. He sees our frustration as a threat to national security.

He does not use the constitution; he abuses it to fulfill his agenda. He twists the basic language of the constitution to fit his meaning. He has proposed a Supreme Court justice be appointed who has already vowed to pass legislation from the bench.

He addresses each issue according to the audience to which he is addressing including foreign countries.

His promises to withdraw troops from Iraq, no taxes for the middle class, and open and honest bipartisan cooperation were nothing but lip service. There are many others examples.

From the beginnings of his political life, he has refrained from being "nice". He employs less that honorable tactics to acquire power including but not limited to injecting race into the competition and implying that the other candidate has used it against him.

No matter what law is broken, gaining power and retaining power is the Obama goal. His unconstitutional take over of Chrysler and GM is a prime example.

I think that while he used these tools to gain power, he is quickly failing to retain power. He certainly has not gained any on the global front. He is beginning to be questioned on the domestic issues as well.

Can he maintain the power? Will his Machiavellian tactics prove his metal or be his down fall?

In my opinion, people are lazy, uninterested and uninvolved until they feel threatened by a group or their government. These traits are specifically necessary for them to be swayed by Machiavellian principles.

Background information on Niccolo Machiavelli:

Machiavelli is often vilified as a person who promoted these ideas. What he did in “THE PRINCE” was simply put to pen and paper what he had observed.

As a young man, he had served as the Florentine diplomatic counsel in charge of military affairs and negotiation after Florentine returned to be a Republic. The Medici family who had ruled Florentine for sixty years, had been expelled.

Machiavelli served in this civil servant position until 1512, when the Medici family was aided by Pope Julius II in overtaking the city state by force. Machiavelli was arrested within a year, imprisoned and tortured for conspiracy. He maintained his innocence and was released. He retired to his estate and began his political writings.

Machiavelli is considered with Leonardo De Vinci to be a consummate example of the Renaissance man.

The Prince and other works were not published until after his death (1527) in 1532. His writings remained influential throughout the 17Th and 18Th centuries. But the 19Th and 20Th centuries have embraced these theories and given them practical application.

Friday, May 29, 2009

White House:Let us bow to Islam Some More

I keep on seeing statement after statement from Obama and Co. about reaching out to the Muslim world. What I do not see is Obama asking Muslims to change their ways.

White House: US-Muslim relations need improvement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world is "in need of substantial improvement."

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech on that relationship in Cairo on Thursday. He has said he plans to discuss the United States' outreach to Muslims around the world and contributions of Muslims in the United States.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the president believes improving the relationship will take more than one speech. He says the president's visit to Turkey in April, as well as his meeting this week with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, are all part of his efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.

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Lawsuit Against US Govt for Supporting Sharia Banking Moves Forward

This is an update to the
"Iraqi war vet Sues Govt for Bailout of AIG, Supporting Islam" story.

AIG, Sharia and Uncle Sam
A federal judge in Michigan has declined to dismiss an ex-Marine's lawsuit that insurance giant AIG is using tax dollars to promote Islamic Sharia law and charities that may be funneling money to terrorist organizations.

Just when you thought the government's massive bailout of AIG couldn't get more complicated or controversial.

The facts of the case "raise a question of whether the government's involvement with AIG has created the effect of promoting religion and sufficiently raise Plaintiff's claim beyond the speculative level," U.S. Dist. Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff ruled .

The judge's ruling, a surprise to many legal scholars who think the suit will never go to trial, adds a troubling religious dimension to an already troubling economic crisis. It also shines a spotlight on Sharia-compliant financing, a growing part of the $1 trillion Islamic banking industry.

Sharia, or Islamic law, encourages trade and investment, but bans interest and prohibits investments in certain areas such as gambling, alcohol, pornography, abortion, human cloning, conventional banks or insurers, and most forms of entertainment. Under Sharia, making money from money, such as charging interest, is usury and therefore not permitted. Western banks and investment companies have established Sharia-compliant accounts overseen by imams and Islamic scholars.

According to the lawsuit, filed by the conservative Christian Thomas More Law Center, at least a portion of AIG's $40 billion federal bailout has been used to support Sharia-compliant financial products. The suit claims that violates the First Amendment's establishment clause. "It is outrageous that AIG has been using taxpayer money to promote Islam and Shariah law, which potentially provides support for terrorist activities aimed at killing Americans," Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, said in a statement.

The federal judge hasn't ruled on the merits of the case, but he did acknowledge that "at least two of AIG's subsidiary companies practice Sharia-compliant financing, one of which was unveiled after the influx of government cash." He also noted "That after the government acquired a majority interest in AIG and contributed substantial funds to AIG for operational purposes, the government co-sponsored a forum entitled "Islamic Finance 101."

Many legal experts doubt that such actions constitute a violation of church (or mosque) and state.

"The government no more cares about advancing Sharia through the AIG bailout than my local Ralphs supermarket cares about advancing kosher laws by selling products that are certified kosher," UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who expects the case to be thrown out, wrote in his Volokh Conspiracy blog.

Robert Tuttle, constitutional law professor at George Washington University, told Fox News that he doubts the case will go to trial: "The question is whether the government has funded religion, not whether the religion is good or bad that the government has funded. Then the next question is whether the government is responsible for what AIG has done. I can't imagine any court saying, under existing law, that the government will be responsible for what AIG does."

Anti-Islam conspiracy theorists will have a field day with this one, regardless of what happens to the lawsuit. But the case does raise some interesting questions about the application of Sharia law in western democracies and economies.

Are companies that pursue religious clients endorsing that religion? Can and should every faith group have its own financial products? Can democracy accommodate any aspect of Sharia? Could capitalism survive without interest?

For now, I'll go with On Faith panelist and Interfaith Alliance chief Welton Gaddy's bottom line on Sharia in the West: "If a conflict arises between American law and religious laws, the Constitution prevails."

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Obama to Outline Outreach to Muslims Next Week

Our Islam loving President has said that he is going to mention the contributions of Muslims in the US during his upcoming speech in Cairo. Being the nice guy that I am, I wrote up a ten point list for him to read off of his telepromoter.

Obama to outline outreach to Muslims next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will use next week's speech in Egypt as an effort to improve the United States' image in the Muslim world.
Obama said Thursday that he plans to discuss his country's outreach to Muslims around the world and contributions of Muslims in the United States. Obama says he would discuss the broader need for peace in the Middle East and common understanding among nations.
Obama says the new approach requires both sides to recognize the potential for improved relations.
The president plans to deliver the speech next Thursday in Cairo.

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1.US Muslim Site Calls for Muslims to Confront Troops in NYC.

2.American Muslims hit NYC Streets Calling for Sharia and Jihad~Video.

3.NY Congressman Peter King:Muslims do not Cooperate.

4.American Muslims:Our Mosques and Koran are off Limits!

5.NY Based Islamic Hate Group Exposed!!~Videos

6.Child Marriage and More Child Abuse in the American Muslim Community~Audio!

7.Muslim Only Communities Forming Across America.

8.FBI Watching Somalian Muslims In Minneapolis.

9.Christian Action Network:35 Islamic Terror Camps in the USA!!

10.American Muslims, no Different From the Rest.

Israel Tells Obama to Stuff it

In past posts here I have shown that Dictator Obama will either try to con, or bully Israel into appeasing his Islamic friends. Thankfully though Israel is standing up to Obama and his overblown ego.

Israel defies U.S. demand to freeze West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM – Israel rejected on Thursday a U.S. demand to freeze all construction in West Bank Jewish settlements to encourage peace talks, deepening a dispute with the Obama administration that has the hard-line Israeli government increasingly on edge.

The tensions flared on the same day
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was in Washington for a meeting with President Barack Obama. Abbas said the Palestinian demand for a settlement construction freeze would top his agenda.

Using unusually strong language, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Obama wants a halt to all settlement construction, including "natural growth." Israel uses that term for new housing and other construction that it says will accommodate the growth of families living in existing settlements.

Government spokesman Mark Regev responded Thursday by saying some construction would go on.

"Normal life in those communities must be allowed to continue," he said, noting Israel has already agreed not to build new settlements and to remove some tiny, unauthorized settler outposts. Regev said the fate of the settlements would be determined in peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

Former President George W. Bush gave Israel unwavering support during his eight-year term. But that appears to be changing under Obama.

The new U.S. administration has been more explicit in its criticism of Israeli settlement policy than its predecessor. Obama also pressed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in their first White House meeting last week to support creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. But so far, Netanyahu has balked at that idea, too.

The growing pressure, coupled with Obama's outreach to the Muslim world that will be underscored by a speech in Cairo next week, has many Israelis wondering where exactly they fit into the president's plans. They are particularly concerned by Washington's efforts to start a dialogue with Iran, Israel's arch-foe, after nearly three decades of diplomatic estrangement.

Clinton said Obama told Netanyahu last week at the White House that the U.S. sees stopping settlements as key to a peace deal that would see a Palestinian state created alongside Israel.

"He wants to see a stop to settlements — not some settlements, not outposts, not 'natural growth' exceptions," Clinton said. "We think it is in the best interests (of the peace process) that settlement expansion cease. That is our position. That is what we have communicated very clearly. ... And we intend to press that point."

While Israel could flout the U.S. opposition, Netanyahu is wary of a showdown with his most important ally. He has been careful to avoid direct conflict with the Americans, but members of his government have become openly critical.

Israel views its close relationship with the U.S. as fundamental to its security and foreign policy. If Israel refused to halt settlement construction, the U.S. could reduce economic or military aid, curtail arms sales, or scale back the close strategic cooperation the two countries currently have, including the sharing of information and joint projects, such as anti-missile systems.

During a Cabinet debate on settlement outposts this week, Interior Minister Eli Yishai declared that Israel does not have to "kowtow to every American dictate."

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Tears Obama Apart for him Tearing Apart the Constitution!~Video

I was always wondering how far Dictator Obama and Co. could push before his own people turned on him. MSNBC's host Rachel Maddow has done the right thing and put partisan politics aside by exposing the out of control Obama.

Hat tip to God Save USA.

US Soldier Gets 25 Years for Killing Al Qaeda Member in Iraq

Hat tip to BigheadFred.

Sign Lt. Behenna’s petition for a new trial at: Petition on line.

The Story

On March 20th, 2009, Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a known Al Qaeda operative while serving in Iraq. The “victim”, Ali Mansur, was known to be a member of an Al Qaeda cell operating in the lieutenant’s area of operation, and was suspected to have organized an attack on Lt. Behenna’s platoon in April 2008 which killed two U.S. soldiers and injured two more. Army intelligence ordered the release of Mansur and Lt. Behenna was ordered to return the terrorist to his home.

During the return of Mansur, Lt. Behenna again questioned the Al Qaeda member for information about other members of the terrorist cell, and financial supporters. During this interrogation, Mansur attacked Lt. Behenna, who killed the terrorist in self-defense. The government subsequently prosecuted Lt. Behenna for premeditated murder.

Not only is this a miscarriage of justice on the behalf of Lt. Behenna, who was acting to prevent further loss of life in his platoon, it is demoralizing to the U.S. troops who continue to fight on behalf of the freedom and security of our nation. Whether it is U.S. border patrol agents, members of the armed forces, or FBI agents, no individual who is serving on the frontlines in the War on Terror should be so blatantly mistreated.

We urgently need your help to correct this terrible wrong against a loyal and faithful soldier. Please contact your congressman and ask them to intervene on behalf of 1LT Behenna. Below is a brief recap of the relevant aspects of Lt. Behenna’s case.

September 2007: 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna deployed to Iraq for his first combat experience.

April 21, 2008: Lt. Behenna’s platoon was attacked by Al Qaeda operatives. The attack resulted in death of two of Lt. Behenna’s platoon members, two Iraqi citizens, and wounded two additional soldiers under Lt. Behenna’s command.

May 5, 2008: Known terrorist Ali Mansur was detained at his home for suspected involvement in the attack on Lt. Behenna’s platoon.

May 16, 2008: Army Intelligence orders the release of Mansur.
Lt. Behenna, who lost two members of his platoon just weeks earlier, was ordered to transport Mansur back to his home.

Lt. Behenna attempts a final interrogation of Mansur prior to his release.
During the interrogation, Behenna is attacked by Mansur and is forced to defend himself. During the altercation, the terrorist is killed.

Lt. Behenna failed to properly report the incident.
July 2008: The U.S. Army charges Lt. Behenna with premeditated murder for the death of Al Qaeda operative and terrorist Ali Mansur.

February 23, 2009: Lt. Behenna’s trial begins.
Government and defense experts agree on the trajectory of the bullets killing Mansur
Prosecution expert Dr. Herbert MacDonnell initiated contact with defense attorneys explaining his agreement with the testimony of Lt. Behenna and his presentation to prosecutors supporting Lt. Behenna’s version of events.

Dr. MacDonnell is not called to testify in the case and is sent home. Just before leaving the courthouse he picks up his coat from the prosecution room and says to the three prosecutors, ‘The explanation that Lt Behenna just testified to was the exact same scenario I told you yesterday. Lt Behenna is telling the truth.’

Jack Zimmermann, defense counsel, asks prosecutors if they have any exculpatory evidence that should be provided to the defense (referring to Dr. MacDonnell’s demonstration). Prosecutors deny having any such evidence despite having been told by their own expert witness that Lt Behenna’s explanation was the only logical explanation.

Prosecutors withholding of this evidence allowed them to argue that Lt. Behenna executed Ali Mansur while seated when the forensic experts, including Dr. MacDonnell, agree that Ali was standing with his arms outstretched when shot.

Lt. Behenna is convicted of unpremeditated murder and assault by a military panel of seven officers, none of whom had combat experience.

Dr. MacDonnell contacts prosecution requesting that the information provided in his demonstration be given to the defense.

Prosecutors provide such information after a verdict was rendered, but prior to sentencing.

At the request of the presiding judge, Dr. MacDonnell provides his information to the court via telephone.

The judge orders both sides in the case to file briefs relating to a possible mistrial.

After reading the briefs the judge set an additional hearing and ordered additional briefs, including one from the defense requesting a new trial.

On March 20, the judge denied defense motions to declare a mistrial and to order a new trial.

Lt. Behenna’s attorneys are appealing the verdict.
Lt. Behenna is currently serving a 25-year sentence

1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was an excellent officer. He received his call to serve his country while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. He is from a family of public servants, his mother being an Assistant United States Attorney and his father a retired Special Agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. He has served the Army and the United States with honor and dignity. To sacrifice the life of this Oklahoma soldier over the death of a known terrorist, is a breech of faith with all who are serving our country.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two Conn. Schools Consider Holiday to Honor Mecca

Why should non-Muslims be forced to be part of a day off from school in honor of Mecca? Considering that non-Muslims are not even allowed to go there.

Hat tip to The Religion Peace.

School district to consider Muslim holidays
Published: May 27, 2009

PROSPECT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut school district is considering a proposal to close schools on two Muslim holidays.
The Region 16 Board of Education is expected to take up the Student Council’s proposal this week.
The board represents the towns of Prospect and Beacon Falls, Conn.
The resolution asks the board not to hold classes on the day that marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and on the day that concludes the annual observance of the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Greece:After Rioting, Muslims Play Victim Card

After days of rioting in Greece over a rumor of a Koran being desecrated Muslim leaders there do what Muslims do the best. They played the victim card and said that they are marginalized. The bottom line is that if Muslims are not allowed to dominate a country they will complain that they are marginalized or oppressed. My advice is for non-Muslims to live life as they know it, let them whine.

May 26, 2009
Greek muslims 'marginalised'
ATHENS - RELIGIOUS elders in Athens fear that the city's long-marginalised Muslims are a 'timebomb' waiting to explode after a sudden eruption of violence offered a glimpse at their sense of anger and frustration.

Two days of clashes late last week, which broke out during a rally by around 1,000 Muslims in the Greek capital, followed claims that a police officer had torn up an Iraqi migrant's pocket Koran excerpt during an identity check.

More than a dozen people were injured, scores of cars vandalised and a handful of shops had their windows smashed. Police made 46 arrests.

Although the lid was soon placed on the violence, Muslim leaders who condemned the unrest also warned the state must act quickly to reverse the sense of marginalisation.

Thousands of Muslims from Arab nations, Africa and the Indian subcontinent now live and work in Athens, often scraping by with meagre wages and in squalid accommodation.

A long-standing grievance is that despite years of promises the Greek state has provided no official prayer sites, forcing the faithful to set up makeshift mosques in rented flats and disused warehouses.

Naim El Gadour, chairman of the Muslim Union of Greece says there are over 100 unlicensed prayer sites in Athens and hundreds of thousands of Muslims, not counting Albanians and illegal migrants.

A staunchly Orthodox state with bitter memories of four centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule, Greece currently offers sanctioned Muslim religious sites only near its northeastern border with Turkey where a Muslim minority of Turkish origin lives.

All traces of Islam were eradicated in Athens in the early 19th century when Christianity was restored, and bureaucratic wrangling and opposition from church leaders and mayors have stalled plans for a mosque and cemetery.

'We see no mosque, we see no cemetery, basically they are making fools of us,' says Abu Mahmoud, a Moroccan who has lived in Greece since 1985. 'The situation in Athens is getting worse because of the economic crisis which is hitting foreigners the hardest, and the city centre has become a jungle as a result.' -- AFP

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saudis do Destroy Bibles, Think Tank Affirms

While Muslims will riot at even a rumor of a Koran being desecrated, they have no problem destroying Bibles. The Islamic world must be told, the one-way street is over. Respect us or get none back.

Hat tip to John Ruberto.

Saudis Do Destroy Bibles, Think Tank Affirms
Patrick Goodenough
International Editor
( - A U.S.-based think tank critical of the Saudi government has added its voice to allegations that authorities in the kingdom routinely destroy Bibles.

"As a matter of official policy, the government either incinerates or dumps Bibles, crosses and other Christian paraphernalia," the Saudi Institute said in an article posted on its website.

"Although considered as holy in Islam and mentioned in the Koran dozens of times, the Bible is banned in Saudi Arabia, and is confiscated and destroyed by government officials," it said.

Last week a Christian pastor who worked in Saudi Arabia during the 1990s told the Cybercast News Service it was widely known among underground Christians there that Bibles were confiscated -- and sometimes shredded -- by Saudi customs officials at ports of entry.

The Saudi Embassy in Washington has yet to respond to emailed queries about its policies regarding the Bibles and the shredding allegations.

Saudi Arabia was one of the first governments to protest after Newsweek reported earlier this month that U.S. troops had thrown a Koran into a toilet to fluster Muslim terror suspects being detained by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

A statement issued on May 12 said the Saudi government was "following with great concern and apprehension reports that the sanctity of the Holy Koran has been violated on several occasions at Guantanamo Bay."

Following rioting in Afghanistan and protests elsewhere in the Muslim world, Newsweek retracted the report. It said its unnamed government source was no longer certain about his original claim that he saw the Koran flushing mentioned in a military report of abuse at the base.

Home to Islam's two most revered sites, in Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia views itself as guardian of the religion. The kingdom is committed to the fundamentalist Wahhabi ideology, and non-Wahhabi Muslim traditions are frowned upon.

Human rights campaigners name Saudi Arabia as one of the world's most egregious violators of religious freedom.

In another article posted on its site -- and published as an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Friday -- Saudi Institute director Ali Al-Ahmed wrote of his fellow Saudis: "As Muslims, we have not been as generous as our Christian and Jewish counterparts in respecting others' holy books and religious symbols.

"Saudi Arabia bans the importation or the display of crosses, Stars of David or any other religious symbols not approved by the Wahhabi establishment," he continued. "TV programs that show Christian clergymen, crosses or Stars of David are censored."

Based in Washington, the Saudi Institute describes itself as an independent organization that provides information relating to "terrorism, democracy, human rights, charitable organizations, religious freedom and the House of Saud."

Wire services reported Saturday that 18 Saudi Muslim scholars have demanded that "those involved in the alleged desecration of the Koran at the U.S. detention facility of Guantanamo Bay be tried by an Islamic court."

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Greece:Muslim Riot~Video

Here is a video showing the recent Muslim riots in Greece. The good news is that the Greek police did not retreat like the police in the UK did.

Hat tip to Elliot.

Muslims Against Sharia-the Lies

This is the final segment in the "Muslims Against Sharia~Exposed!" series. The first three have clearly shown that Khalim Massoud lied about Islam not being part politics and part religion. It was also proven that Khalim is not a peaceful man as his comments are filled with hate. This can be seen on numerous other sites as well. As soon as someone doesn't agree with him his foul mouth starts to run. He does not want dialogue, he wants to run a monologue where everyone has to agree with him or else.

Today we are going to play show and tell and expose some of Khalim's obvious lies.

Khalim calls for donations for MAS to be sent to a P.O. Box in Nebraska. (Personally I do not think that anyone should trust him with any checks that have an address printed on them.)

On his Facebook profile it says that he is in Washington D.C., the political capital of the country.

The day Khalim left his hate filled comments on this site, I traced his ip address and this is what showed up. Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. It is true that he may be using a distorting proxy to hide his location, but this picture of Khalim has him in an Army Uniform and according to Bill Warner's site this is a Russian Army Uniform.
Also the trace said this, Proxy:None detected.

Last week I check his Blogger profile and he had his location listed as the United Kingdom. I apologize for not getting a picture of this, as he has since then made his profile unavailable. If anyone had seen it, his profile contained a list of "team members". As more and more sites have been exposing Khalim they must of packed their bags and split on him. That is if they were really team members in the fist place. Which I doubt.

Also on Khalim's Facebook profile there is a contact number for Muslims Against Sharia and this is just flat out hilarious.

For those that do not live in America the number listed is the general information number for Washington D.C. I called information and there is no listing for MAS in Washington D.C. or Omaha Nebraska. There is also no proof of the MAS holding any lectures at a Mosque or a University anywhere in America. I believe it is safe to say that Khalim wants us to believe that he is in America. But if he is not in America what would be the point of donating to MAS?

Another obvious lie from Khalim is that several months ago I had emailed him to see if he wanted to come on the Evil Conservative radio show and do an interview.

Here is the exchange.

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Christopher Logan wrote:
I was wondering if you would like to be a guest on my new radio show?

From: Khalim Massoud
Subject: Re: Muslims Against Sharia/ Urinate in a footbath article
To: "Christopher Logan"
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 6:10 AM

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I would, but for security reasons MASH members cannot give live interviews. If you'd like, you can email your questions and I can email you answers in either .txt or .mp3 format.

Here Khalim responded within my return email that I had sent to him. His words are in bold.

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:15 AM, Christopher Logan wrote:
Hi Kahlim,
Would it be possible if you just called us when we were on the air, and blocked your number on caller id?

Unfortunately, we don't have a voice modification device that works in real time.

If not the mp3 format would be great.

Sure. Please send the questions and I'll email you both text and sound files.

But I completely understand your concerns, as things are getting pretty ugly out there.

So apparently Khalim wants us to believe that he is worried about a Muslim recognizing his voice, but he has no problem putting a picture of himslef on the Internet. If someone is going to lie, they should at least be a good at it.

On Khalim's Facebook profile it states that one of the goals of the MAS is to educate Muslims. (If needed the picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

How can he being doing that if there is no proof of MAS on Islamic messages boards or giving speeches at Mosques or Universities?

Between the evidence shown in this article and Khalim's rabid dog personality, I believe that it is safe to say that Khalim is no moderate Muslim. He is either in this for the donations or as Ali Sina said, "to get us to let our guard down on Islam".

Muslims Criticize Producers of Seattle Police Training Program

Another day....another complaint by Muslims. Recently over a dozen US Islamic organizations have made it clear that they do not care for how the authorities handle the threat of Islamic terrorism. American Muslims have now added a Seattle police training program to their list of complaints. All because the program is run by a by a Jewish organization.

Muslims criticize producers of Seattle police training program
The Seattle Police Department is going ahead with a racial-awareness training program that some local Muslims object to — not because of its content, but because of its sponsor, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center.

By Janet I. Tu
Seattle Times staff reporter
Saying it's not going to take sides in someone else's feud, the Seattle Police Department is going ahead with a racial-awareness training program that has raised concerns among some local Muslims.

They are troubled not by the content of the training program but by the organization that produced it: the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a 32-year-old Los Angeles-based Jewish human-rights organization perhaps best known for its Holocaust education work.

They accuse the Wiesenthal Center of spreading fear toward Islam by producing or promoting films about extremism within Islam. And they, like many other Muslims elsewhere, are also angry at the center for building a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem partially on top of what once was an ancient Muslim cemetery.

"The center has an anti-Muslim agenda, to be frank," contends Arsalan Bukhari, president of the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Wiesenthal Center disagrees.

The disputed land on which the Jerusalem museum is being built has been used as a parking lot for about the past 50 years, according to the center. And Liebe Geft, director of the center's Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, says the films in question take on anti-Semitism and the dangers of a small subsection of Islam, not Islam as a whole.

The center "does not condemn Islam. It actively confronts Islamophobia," Geft said.

The Seattle Police Department got caught in the middle when it began looking for a training program for employees on race issues.

It found Perspectives on Profiling, a Wiesenthal Center program geared toward people in law enforcement. The program features interactive exercises and vignettes on CD-ROM of real-life scenarios officers might encounter.

The goal is to make officers more conscious of what and how they think about race, and how their thinking might affect the split-second decisions they make on the streets every day.

The department considered other programs but "this was far and away the best quality," said Deputy Chief Clark Kimerer. The cost was also "remarkably low," he said: about $18,000.

Nationwide, about 17,900 officers have gone through Perspectives on Profiling training at the Wiesenthal Center's facilities in Los Angeles and New York.

An additional 24 organizations have purchased the program. And about 100,000 people have gone through the Wiesenthal Center's broader programs for law enforcement, Geft said.

So far, about 28 people from the Seattle Police Department have been through the training program. Some will, in turn, train the rest of the department's employees, starting perhaps as early as this fall.

In time, the department also hopes to offer the training to the community at large.

That decision disappoints a local coalition composed of mainly Muslims, but including people of other faiths as well.

They say Seattle police should not be undertaking training sponsored by a group they believe is spreading fear of Muslims, regardless of how good the training is.

They point to, for instance, the center producing the film "Ever Again," which the Museum of Tolerance describes as exposing "the dangerous Islamic extremism and culture of death being preached from the mosques of Europe's major cities."

Geft, the Museum of Tolerance director, says moderate Muslims who criticize extremists have prominent voices in the film and "every exhibit in the museum does the same. We don't want to leave the image of the radical extremist representing all Muslims."

At one point, Seattle police considered asking the Wiesenthal Center to remove its name from the training here — a course of action the department ultimately decided not to follow.

While respecting that people feel strongly about the issue, "we can't put ourselves in the middle," Kimerer said. "Our goal is to find the best quality training."

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American Muslims hit NYC Streets Calling for Sharia and Jihad 2~Video

Lead by ex-Jew Yousef al-Khattab, the Muslims of spent another sunny afternoon spreading their Islamic propaganda on the streets of NYC. This time al-Khattab and Co. called for Muslims not to assimilate and to love that Sharia law will dominate the earth. They also preached for Muslims to understand the terms of engagement in jihad. Him and his group appear to be preaching in front of an exit of an NYC Mosque and towards the end there is an interesting confrontation with another Muslim.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Putin and Ahmadinejad Challenge Obama

While President Obama was out playing golf this Memorial Day, our enemies did not take the day off. Today Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad both challenged Obama as he was trying for a hole in one.

Vladimir Putin and Co. warned Western powers to mind their own business and to keep away from the Ukraine.

"The Russian leadership is very apprehensive about what it sees as Western moves designed to tear Ukraine away from Russia," says Dmitry Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, an independent think tank in Moscow. "Their central foreign policy goal is to create a power center around Russia. Any move by the West towards the former Soviet republics is seen as damaging Russia's interests."

At the same time President Ahmadinejad of Iran who has recently stated that the US is state sponsor of terrorism has challenged President Obama to a one on one debate at the United Nations, in which we know that Obama will bow down to the Muslim country. Ahmadinejad has thrown another punch by saying that the nuclear issue "is closed".

Let us not forget that in March Venezuela's Hugo Chavez told the world that Obama is ignorant. These three leaders will eat Obama alive.

"Bomb Attack on NYC Starbucks" add on

I just wanted to add some information to the "Bomb Attack on NYC Starbucks" story. Here are two videos that show a connection between some Muslims and Starbucks. Let me be clear, I am not accusing any of the people in these videos of last night's attack on Starbucks. I am just pointing out how some Muslims feel about Starbucks.

Back in the February of 2008 Yousef al-Khattab of Revolution Muslim and his crew spewed anti-Israel hatred in front a NYC Starbucks.

Hat tip on this second video to Jillosopy.

In the video below Islamic hate preacher Safwat Higazi tells Muslims why they should boycott Starbucks.

Bomb Attack on NYC Starbucks

While there are no known suspects, it is a fact that many Muslims have a problem with Starbucks for their support of Israel. Or it could of been done by a pro-Palestinian leftist.

Hat tip to Jillosopy.

Explosion outside UES Starbucks
Monday, May 25, 2009
By Scott Curkin; Eyewitness News
NEW YORK (WABC) -- An explosive device blew out the windows of a Starbucks coffee shop in a blast that rocked an Upper East Side neighborhood.

The loud blast was heard at the intersection of Third Avenue and East 92nd Street just before 4 a.m.

The explosion took place on 92nd and 3rd avenue.

Police are still looking for the person who left the device outside of the Starbucks.

The time of day echoed that of a pattern of unsolved early morning blasts that have occurred outside the British Consulate, the Mexican Consulate and the Armed Forces recruiting booth in Times Square over the past two years.

"The similarity is the time. The Mexican consulate, the British consulate, the Times Square bombing event at the recruiting station, we have this event. They all happened between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. that's the immediate similarity we are looking at," said Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The explosion took place on a bench outside of the store.

The bomb squad, OEM, along with the FDNY and NYPD are investigating.

In the earlier cases witnesses and surveillance camera footage showed a suspect escaping on a bicycle.

In today's incident, no such information was immediately available but police were canvassing the neighborhood and collecting and reviewing security camera tapes.

"We will be checking cameras in the area. Right now there are no reports of anyone on a bicycle," Kelly said." We will do a canvas, we will come back and canvas later, back tomorrow morning, see people who may have been in the area. right now we have no witnesses to the immediate event."

"It was a huge boom, and I was inside and thought it was either a gas explosion or a truck ran into the building," said Jackie Klempay.

The coffee shop was closed at the time of the blast. No injuries were reported.

The amount of explosive used today was thought to be the equivalent of two or more such fireworks. While the targets in the past blasts suggested a possible political motive to the attacks, the reason for today's attack was unclear.

"We don't know the motive. Obviously it is a cause for concern, but we are going to do an in depth investigation," Kelly said. "Starbucks has been victimized in the past in other cities. So we are looking into that issue as well."

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Happy Memorial Day

I just wanted to give a big thank you to all those who have given their lives to protect this great country. May they rest in peace this Memorial Day and forever.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Geert Wilders Loses Appeal, Will be Prosecuted

Geert Wilders who is the only politician in Europe brave enough to take on Islam is going to trial for speaking the truth about Islam. In the meantime the Netherlands is slowly falling to Islam.

Hat tip to Shona.

Dutch Anti-Islam Lawmaker Loses Bid To Stop Hate Speech Trial

THE HAGUE (AFP)--Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders lost a legal bid Wednesday to stop his pending trial for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

"The attorney general is of the opinion that there are no grounds" for a further appeal, the Dutch Supreme Court said in a statement.

Lawyers for Wilders had sought to overturn a ruling by the Amsterdam Court of Appeals in January that he should be prosecuted for a series of public anti- Muslim statements, particularly for comparing Islam to Nazism.

"It is a political process," Wilders responded in a statement on the Web site of his Freedom Party, or PVV, which has nine out of 150 seats in parliament.

"I am being prosecuted for saying about Islam what millions of Dutch think. Freedom of expression is at risk of being offered at the altar of Islam."

The January appeals court judgment had followed numerous complaints from citizens over the Public Prosecution Service's initial refusal to press charges against Wilders.

Wilders is the maker of a 17-minute film, "Fitna," which has been called " offensively anti-Islamic" by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The screening of the film in the Netherlands last year prompted protests in much of the Muslim world, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan.

Wilders has called for the banning of the Koran in the Netherlands, calling it "fascist."

In June last year, the prosecutor's office said "Fitna," though offensive to Muslims, didn't give rise to a punishable offense.

It dismissed dozens of complaints received from around the country, saying Wilders' utterances were made in the context of public debate.

But the appeals court ruled six months later that politicians, given their special responsibility, ought not to be permitted to make "statements which create hate and grief," and ordered the prosecution to put Wilders on trial.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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FOX News Eric Shawn Bows to his Saudi Master~Video

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch was on FOX News this morning, discussing the Islamic conversions of US inmates . When Mr.Spencer tells the audience how the Saudis are behind much of the Islamic hatred being preached, Eric Shawn the news reporter cuts him right off in defense of the hate preaching Saudis. The same Saudis who are slowly bringing down the West with Islam. Mr.Shawn would your reaction have anything to do with the fact that a Saudi owns part of FOX News? Mr. Spencer was great as usual, while Mr. Shawn was pathetic.

At the 4:00 mark, stuttering Eric comes to the rescue of our Saudi "allies".

US Muslim Site Calls for Muslims to Confront Troops in NYC

Picture was previously on Revolution Muslim.

On May 16Th we saw the "American Muslims hit NYC Streets Calling for Sharia and Jihad" video. This Memorial Day weekend the same NY based Islamic website is calling for Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq to "address" our troops over the two videos posted below. The site's owner Yousef al-Khattab, who is an ex-Jew is also calling for Muslims to confront our troops during Fleet Week in NYC. While I do not think that our soldiers should of made these videos, I will applaud them for one thing. Which is not bowing down to Islam like our government does.

Here is what Revolution Muslim had to say, along with the two videos.

It is Fleet Week in New York City, please watch the videos of the USA occupation troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pass these videos out to brothers and sisters in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Gulf Nations as well. Here you will see the real Bart Simpson "USA Culture" of today in practice. I want to speak to the troops about this, and insha'Allah I ask all of you to address them as well. Please be civil and always use the Islamic methodology. P.S. Now I understand why the occupation troops walk in small platoons in Manhattan.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Canada:Man Threatened With Death for Saying Hello to a Muslim

Many of us are aware of what the failed experiment of multiculturalism has brought to the UK. Now the problem of mixing Islamic and Western cultures has come to a head in a Toronto apartment building.

Illustration by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Hat tip to Jihad Watch.

Hallway culture clash
In a Toronto apartment building, a feud has broken out over a neighbourly 'hello.' What hath multiculturalism wrought?

Matthew Coutts, National Post
Published: Friday, May 22, 2009

When the landlady of my Toronto apartment building said an outraged neighbour had filed a complaint about me over an apparently inappropriate hallway interaction with his wife, my mind raced through the countless conversations I've had with fellow tenants, none of which seemed a possible source of offence.

It turns out, it wasn't a salacious transaction that had caused the complaint, but rather a neighbourly and -- to me -- entirely forgettable greeting, little more than a brief "good morning" as I passed my neighbours on the way to work.

Still, it was enough of an affront for the man -- once a doctor somewhere in the Middle East, my landlady clarified -- to feel I had broken a cultural taboo. The incident started an awkward feud which has involved warnings not to repeat my indiscretion and one face-to-face shouting match, which included allusions to my impending death.

I expect the battle will wage on, as we appear to be stuck at an impasse.

His Muslim upbringing has ingrained in him a sense of entitlement to demand I not speak directly to his wife; and my prairie upbringing has ingrained in me a duty to strive for polite cohesion with my neighbours.

My landlady, who has handled the complaint with tittering trepidation, hasn't helped dispel the friction. She has told me to adhere to the demands because the man "could be dangerous," directing me to literally turn my back to the couple as they pass, never make eye contact and never hold the elevator for them, no matter what.

Life among neighbours has become increasingly complicated by multiculturalism, in this case making even the most affable salutation or good Samaritan gesture a practice in walking on eggshells. But in trying to adapt to a patchwork of often conflicting cultures, has civility become the casualty of accommodation?

I grew up in Manitoba, where it was an affront to your neighbour not to be cordial. If you didn't greet them by name you could be talked about in hushed voices and risked being labelled standoffish. Community amongst neighbours was not something to consider, it was a way of life. Call it prairie law.

Since moving to Toronto, I have lived in condos where asking your neighbour for the proverbial cup of sugar is greeted by skeptical, confused faces and closed doors.

But the majority have been open to the time-passing chats that break down barriers.

My midtown apartment building is home mostly to young professionals and is the definition of nondescript. I frequently hold doors for people carrying packages and say "you're welcome" if they show gratitude. I have run errands for unfamiliar neighbours because I was heading out into the rain anyway and there was no point in us both getting wet. I chat like a fool while waiting in the laundry room.

Of course, denying me the right to greet a woman in our shared hallway fails to measure up to reported conflicts that have caused a culture clash, such as Canada's reaction to a recent Afghan law allowing some husbands to withhold food until their wives agree to sex, or the case of a Toronto-area father and son accused of killing a daughter who refused to wear a hijab at school.

I discussed my situation with the head of a prominent Muslim women's rights organization, who was understandably more concerned with the living conditions of the woman in question. She described the segregation of sexes as one of the worst examples of fundamentalist Islamic misinterpretation and dismissed the idea that my greeting could be construed as an offence.

Keep smiling, keep saying hello, she advised. The successful cohesion of cultures requires concessions from both sides. Offence or not, I have continued to greet those I share a building with, although the couple next door continue living in reclusion.

The alternative to this is to live amongst strangers in an icy standoff, fearful that the slightest attempt at community might be viewed as an affront. The alternative is to abandon prairie law, turn your back and close your eyes. And that sounds terrible.

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US:Muslims Lose bid to Halt Sale of Alcohol

American Muslims who once again tried use the law to advance their religion have been defeated again. Hopefully we will see more of this and Muslims will become discouraged from coming here.

Hat tip to Spider.

The Hill to sell alcohol next week despite mosque concern

By Jessie Pounds
May 8, 2009

KNOXVILLE -- The Hill restaurant in Fort Sanders, which has been the source of controversy over sales of alcohol, will open Wednesday despite concern by members of an adjacent mosque.

The Hill owner Trevor Hill said he found out this week that his request for a liquor license has been granted by the state.

Members of Anoor mosque, which is 191 feet from the restaurant at 1105 Forest Ave., have been upset about the possibility of a business that sells alcoholic drinks and stays open late being located on property next to their mosque.

Some mosque members tried to block Hill from getting a liquor license but were unsuccessful. Knoxville’s local beer ordinance establishes a 300-foot buffer zone around churches and other community institutions for a beer permit but waives the requirement if the establishment is granted a state liquor license.

According to Nadeem Siddiqi of Anoor, mosque members aren’t surprised that the liquor license request went through because they received word from Nashville that the process was a purely administrative one by the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Siddiqi said mosque members continue to have concerns about the proximity of Hill’s business but intend to let the matter rest for now.

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Greece:Islamic Prayer Center Firebombed

In this follow up to the "Muslims Clash With Greek Police for Second day" article, non-Muslims strike back. Now it is just a matter of time until the Muslims there play the victim card.

Athens Muslim group attacked in wake of violent protests

At least three people were hospitalized in Athens on Saturday morning after a firebomb attack on a shop used as a Muslim prayer center for immigrants

Police said unknown assailants smashed the shop's windows and poured gasoline inside before igniting it, a police source said.

The attack came a day after clashes between more than 1,000 Muslim protesters and Greek police in central Athens prompted by the alleged desecration of a copy of the Koran by police.

The march was organized by leftist, immigrant and anti-racism groups. Violence broke out after the rally when a group of protesters began throwing projectiles at police.

Immigrant groups allege that an Athens police officer tore apart and stepped on the Koran of a coffee shop customer during a police check in central Athens late Thursday. Police said they have launched an investigation into the incident.

Some 46 protesters were arrested Friday during the clashes, while seven Muslim immigrants and seven policemen were hospitalized for treatment. More than 70 cars and around a dozen businesses were damaged in the clashes, which sent tourists running for cover in nearby hotels.

Muslim hardships

Many Muslims in Athens use abandoned factories and converted coffee shops as makeshift prayer houses. Some Muslim groups have complained of police brutality and poor treatment by officials in the past.

Athens is the only European capital which does not have a proper mosque or cemetery to serve its more than 300,000 Muslim residents, mainly from various parts of northern Africa and Pakistan.

At present, the only operating mosques in Greece are in the north-eastern region of Thrace, home to some 100,000 Muslims.

Larger protests on Thursday saw around 1,500 Muslim immigrants rally before the march degenerated into violence with police resorting to tear gas to disperse the crowds.

Editor: Andreas Illmer

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Muslims Clash With Greek Police for Second day

This is a follow up to the "Muslims Rioting in Greece" story. Even though approximately 100 demonstrators threw objects at the police, the leftists are still standing strong with the "offended" Muslims.

Muslims clash with Greek police for second day
22 May 2009, 2201 hrs IST, AFP

ATHENS: Muslim immigrants clashed again with Greek police on Friday during a second day of protests in Athens over charges that officers tore up a Koran during an identity check of immigrants.

Nearly 1,000 Muslims rallied in the city's central Omonia square in a demonstration organised by leftist, immigrant and anti-racism groups.

Several men in their 20s and 30s from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Syria and Somalia marched to parliament and the interior minister shouting "Allah! Allah!" and slogans in Arabic.

The Greek capital's main streets were closed amid a heavy police presence.

Violence broke out at the end of the demonstration as around 100 protesters threw projectiles at police, who tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas.

"Immigrants are outraged. The incident on Wednesday was the straw that broke the camel's back," Vasso Akrivou, a member of the group Expel Racism, said.

Around 1,500 Muslim immigrants launched a demonstration on Thursday one day after hearing word of an incident involving the Koran.

Demonstrators said that when police stopped four Syrian immigrants to check their papers on Wednesday, one of the officers tore up a Koran and stamped on it.

The Greek police has opened an investigation into the allegations.

Police also used tear gas to disperse protesters who were throwing dustbins and stones on Thursday while a car was damaged during the clashes.

Greece is faced with a daily influx of immigrants from Asia via Turkey, many of whom are trying to reach Western Europe. Rights groups have complained of cases of police brutality against immigrants.

Interior ministry figures for 2008 show that more than 146,000 illegal immigrants were arrested in Greece, of whom 57,000 had arrived from Turkey.

The total number of illegal immigrants living in Greece is estimated to be 250,000, most of them Albanian nationals.

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Obama OKs US Nuclear Energy Deal With UAE

While Dubai has tightened up their laws to conform more with Islamic customs, President Obama continues to fulfill his promise of reaching out to Muslims.
My question is why would he help the UAE advance with nuclear energy but not the country of which he is the president of?

Hat tip to The Religion of Peace.

Obama OKs US nuclear energy deal with UAE


American President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a civilian nuclear deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth potentially billions of dollars to U.S. energy companies, setting the stage for Congress to decide whether to block it.

"I have determined that the performance of the agreement will promote, and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to, the common defense and security," Obama said in a statement.

Supporters believe those concerns can be addressed. The UAE, by renouncing uranium enrichment and reprocessing of spent fuel, has made clear they have no intention of building a nuclear bomb, Sebright said.

His memorandum did not mention U.S. disquiet over a video of an Afghan merchant allegedly being beaten by a member of the UAE royal family, which raised human rights concerns in Congress.

Congressional decision

The administration of former President George W. Bush signed the pact with the wealthy Gulf state just days before leaving office in January.

The next step in the approval process for the civil nuclear deal is for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to formally submit it to the U.S. Congress. The pact would go into effect after 90 days unless lawmakers vote to block it.

"I expect now that the president has signed it will go to Congress pretty quickly," said Danny Sebright, president of the U.S.-UAE Business Council, which is planning a big push for approval of the deal. "We look forward to engaging Congress and answering any of their questions. We believe the agreement is rock solid and will stand on its merits."

Obama's decision to approve the deal comes just weeks before he plans to visit Egypt to fulfill a campaign promise to deliver a major speech to the Muslim world.

The UAE, which was the world's third largest oil exporter in 2007, is planning to build a number of nuclear reactors to meet an expected need for an additional 40,000 megawatts of electricity by 2017.

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