Had a Muslim mob rampaged again, the press would no doubt be blaming us for it. The only positive side of this mess appears to be that the press had found a rampaging anti-american mob that they won't get behind.
At home the leader of our own Muslim mob, B. Hussein Obama is getting closer than ever to the Presidency while conservatives remain complacent about it, in part out of disappointment and in part apathy, two attitudes that can combine to give us an enemy President in office.
In the news roundup, two articles from the Jerusalem Post. The first article by Shmuel Katz, a spry 94 and still editorializing, contains one important quote that should be read by everyone.
What is commonly called the Oriental imagination has long been recognized. It is only in our day, however, that it has played a striking part in shaping world events. The amplifying effects of modern communications media - Internet, 24-hour cable news - and the willing involvement of powerful world interests have presented the Oriental imagination with unprecedented influence.
The use of lies in our time as a primary weapon of state policy by the two most powerful totalitarian states the world has known - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union - did, moreover, set an example. It also introduced techniques whose application sharpened the Oriental imagination into a highly effective political weapon.
Al-Ghazzali, the great 11th-century Muslim theologian, wrote: "Know that a lie is not haram [wrong] in itself, but only because the evil conclusions to which it leads the hearer, making him believe something that is not really the case… If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permissible.… We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results."
Caroline Glick meanwhile raised the question of whether Mughniyeh had been killed for the attacks he was planning.
It is quite possible that terror master Imad Mughniyeh was not killed Tuesday night in Damascus for his past crimes, but to prevent him from carrying out additional attacks in the future.
On January 30, French security services raided a Paris apartment and arrested six Arab men. Three of the men - two Lebanese and one Syrian - were travelling on diplomatic passports. According to the Italian Libero newspaper, the six were members of a Hizbullah cell. Documents seized included tourist maps of Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin and Rome marked up with red highlighter to indicate routes, addresses, parking lots and "truck stopping points." The maps pointed to several routes to Vatican back entrances.
Libero's report explained that the "truck stopping points" aligned with information the French had received the week before from Beirut. There, Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah had convened a conference of his senior terror leaders where he ordered them to activate Hizbullah cells throughout Europe to kidnap senior European leaders.
All of the feared terror attacks against French and European targets have the classic earmarkings of Hizbullah operations chief and Iranian Revolutionary Guards officer Imad Mughniyeh. Mughniyeh was the pioneer of embassy bombings and high-profile kidnappings.
Most of the reports of his death treated Mughniyeh as a has-been. Coverage was devoted to his attacks against American, Israeli and Jewish targets in the 1980s and early 1990s. Yet at the time of his death, Mughniyeh remained one of the most dangerous and prolific terror operatives in the world.
Meanwhile for anyone who still thinks Kosovo's independence is a good thing, the following article by Ali H. Alyami, Executive Director of The Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia is a must read. Kosovo bought and paid for by Saudi Arabia
Why isn’t the International community up in arms about “Kosovo” becoming independent and declaring its Independence when Kurdistan has legal precedence and it seems no one gives a damn for its Independence but the Kurds? Simple, because the House of Saud and other feudal rich Sheikhs are behind the move for the independence of Kosovo. It’s a Sunni Wahhabi enclave now.
And just to remind those arguing that Albanian Kosovo will be a moderate Muslim state, via the Green Arrow blog, the Memri Blog has a look at what happened to two Turkish girls who had acid thrown on them for wearing short skirts.
Meanwhile via USA Partisan, IPT has a great column by famed terror investigation expert Steve Emerson on New York Times Soft Pedaling Radical Islam as moderate.
That history matters. The Muslim Brotherhood, an 80-year-old social and religious order established in Egypt, seeks a global Islamic state governed by Shariah law as its ultimate objective. Its guiding ideologues have served as the inspiration for virtually all Sunni terrorist organizations from Hamas and Islamic Jihad to Al Qaeda.
Other exhibits from the HLF trial, dated in the early 1990s, show Muslim Brotherhood members in the U.S. saw their role as a "grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."
And while MacFarquhar writes of the MSA, "That past has given the associations a reputation in some official quarters as a possible font of extremism," he immediately undercuts that by adding, "but experts in American Islam believe college campuses have become too diverse and are under too much scrutiny for the groups to foster radicals."
And yet he makes no attempt to cover the fact that MSA's routinely invite radical Islamic speakers who justify suicide bombing and make virulent anti-Semitic and anti-American statements. We are just simply to believe there is some kind of "debate" going on concerning "inclusion."
Meanwhile over at the Fiery Spirited Zionist, European leaders and the usual suspects are doing their part to water down terrorism
He said that in recent weeks he received reports that the French government was reexamining its attitude toward Hamas. Senior EU officials had been heard denouncing Israel’s actions in Gaza, and a number of decisions on the issue had been passed in various European parliaments.
In the last week, a number of Israeli ambassadors in European capitals sent classified telegrams about the meeting’s contents, some of which reached Haaretz.
Serry criticized Israel at the outset of the meeting. “We are deeply concerned over the situation in Gaza, especially from the humanitarian perspective,” he said. “We must find a fast solution to this situation.”
Welch, who joined the criticism of Israel’s conduct in the Gaza Strip, said the United States was not comfortable with Israel’s approach to Gaza, and presented the American goals regarding the Israelis and Palestinians. “First we must not allow the suicide bombing in Dimona and shooting on Sderot to affect the negotiations,” he said.
“It is also important to us that neither the Palestinians in Gaza nor the Israelis in Sderot are hurt. Also, we must continue to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad.”
Welch added that the Quartet must demand that Israel open the border passes with the Gaza Strip.
The Open Borders problem just never ends, even when the borders are open to the terrorists, not just illegal immigrants.
Meanwhile at Atlas Shrugs, an interesting look at the Jihadi Islamic Dominionist terminology of CAIR.
Sheikh Ahmed Kutty of Toronto, Canada states: "I think it is not only permissible, rather it is also imperative that we do give our zakah to organizations like CAIR…" Your donations to CAIR are also tax-deductible.
Seems nobody is paying attention to the term Kutty used, "Fi Sabilillah", which I think speaks volumes about CAIR's agenda -- seeing as they post this fatwa on their site.
Maybe their tax status downgrade is behind their attempt to enhance their zakat bona fides: CAIR is campaigning for zakat contributions under the Islamic classification of "zakat fi sabilillah" (or "fi Sabil Allah") here.
And so ends another week at Sultan Knish