Archive for December, 2009

Al Quaeda Jihad Yockeys

December 29, 2009

You already heard about the Delta jet heading into Detroit on Christmas Day, when the Nigerian passenger who lit a device intending to blow up the plane.

Passengers on the flight saw Abdulmutallab go to the bathroom for approximately twenty minutes. Upon returning to his seat, Abdulmutallab stated that his stomach was upset and he pulled a blanket over himself. His seat in aisle 19 was over the fuel tanks of the jetliner and at the window, where an explosion would have had maximum effect. But the terrorist didn’t expect the quick-thinking response of a fellow passenger, Jasper Schuringa, a video director from Holland.

The minute Schuringa heard the firecracker-type popping, smelt the smoke and saw the fire coming from the opposite side of the plane, he leapt over seats and passengers to get to the source. – When he got to Abdulmutallab, Schuringa started searching his body for explosives and took a syringe that was melting and smoking from the Nigerian’s body. He used his hand to put out the fire. – Then fire started under his seat.

“Water, water”, screamed Schuringa. Cabin attendants rushed with fire extinguishers to control the flame.

But the Dutchman was not satisfied that all was under control, and along with an attendant, dragged Abdulmutallab from his seat into the first class compartment where “we stripped him to see if he had any more explosives”. They then handcuffed the suspect to a stationary object. – Thank G-D for a man like Schuringa, who acted quickly and with courage!

23 year-old Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab is an engineering student at University College of London. He was flying from Nigeria to the United States for a “religious ceremony”. Really? What kind of a “religious ceremony”? Islamic Jihad on the air-plane??

An FBI analysis found that the device AbdulMutallab carried aboard the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, contained the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate, known as PETN.

The amount of explosive involved was sufficient to blow a hole in the side of the aircraft, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Sunday.

Penthrite was first synthesized in 1891 by Bernhard Tollens and Wiegand by nitration of pentaerythritol. In 1912, after being patented by the German government, the production of PETN started. PETN was used by the German Army in World War I.

PETN seems to be used as an igniter for TATP, acetone peroxide, an organic peroxide and a primary high explosive. It takes the form of a white crystalline powder with a distinctive acrid odor which seems to be the explosive of choice if its homemade. Many suicide bombers were found with both PETN and TATP in the explosive vests they used. In December 2001, PETN was the igniter used by – “shoe bomber” Richard Reid – in his attempt to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami. He had intended to use the solid triacetone triperoxide (TATP) as a detonator.

On 28 August 2009, PETN was used in an attempt to murder the Saudi Arabian Deputy Minister of Interior Prince Muhammad bin Nayef by a Saudi suicide-bomber (Abdullah Hassan al Asiri) linked to an Al Qaeda cell based in Yemen. The target survived, and the bomber died in the blast. The PETN was hidden in his anal cavity.

And sure enough, Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on a plane about to land in the U.S.! – In a tape released four days before the attempted destruction of the Detroit-bound Northwest plane, the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen boasted of what was planned for Americans, saying, “We are carrying a bomb to hit the enemies of God.”…Which God? Allah, the moongod? – Jihad again came to America! But president Obama keeps ignoring Flight 253 jihadist’s ties to Al-Qaeda and Fort Hood imam, and calls him “isolated extremist”. Say what? Al-Quaeda just admitted they sent him and they will send more.

Nigeria’s “This Day” newspaper said he had been given the nickname “Alfa” — a local term for an Islamic scholar — while at school in Togo, for his preaching to other students. He also made two trips to Yemen during his student days for short Arabic and Islamic courses, according to a family friend…. Why is it as soon as Muslims begin studying the Koran and believe its content, they start killing people?? – Isn’t it supposed to be a peaceful religion?

To top it off, Abdulmutallab was on a terror watch list, and had been known to anti-terror officials for several years. This didn’t prevent him from boarding Flight 253 – showing that such lists and even official scrutiny are as useless as taking off your shoes in the airport security line. What’s more, the Jihadi’s father warned American officials about his son, who was being watched already. And still nothing was done to keep him from boarding the plane….He was even able to board the flight in Amsterdam without his passport.

Nevertheless, he made it on the plane with Jihad Jockeys. The underpants came with a special pouch sewn by al Qaeda’s finest seamstresses. In it was a condom packed with 80 grams of PETN, a compound that’s a key ingredient in the plastic explosive Semtex. The suicide bomber tried to set it off by using a hypodermic needle to inject it with a powerful acid, while trying to hide his actions by putting a blanket on his lap. Luckily he only managed to set his crotch on fire. – Do you think he still gets 72 virgins?

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Ain’t It The Truth?

December 19, 2009

Remember when Ronald Reagan was president
and we also had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash.

Now we have Barack Obama and no hope and no cash.

We Are The Maccabees

December 14, 2009

Religious and Secular, We are the Maccabees
By Naomi Ragen

Every single Jew living in the land of Israel is a modern day Maccabee.
Every Jew who has dared to wrench this re-born homeland from a callous
world that would deny us Jews our birthright, while championing the
birthrights of every other native people in the world –Tibetans, and
Palestinians, and South African Blacks– is a Maccabee. Every Jew
sitting in Israel, surrounded by the overwhelming power and numbers and
evil designs of the hostile Moslem world, is a Maccabee. With every
candle we light – whether we are religious or secular – we celebrate
those things that hold us together as a nation: our history and our
culture and our faith. We celebrate that these things have not been
erased from the world, and are not now relics behind the glass cases of
museum exhibits like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, and Sumerians.
With every light in our window shining out against the dark night we
proclaim: We are still here and our very existence is a stunning victory
of the weak against the strong, the few against the many, the just, who
love and protect life, against the lawless, who have no respect for
life.

With every candle we light, we reaffirm all those things that hold us
together as a nation and a people: our stubborn disregard for the forces
aligned against us, our rejection of the lies told about us, and our
unwavering assertion of our history and our right to take our place as a
nation among the nations. We assert that we are in our homeland, the
land that was given to us and which we have inhabited – in lesser or
greater numbers-from the time we crossed the Jordan with Joshua.

That we, descendants of Abraham and that tribe of desert children born
from freed Egyptian slaves, remember who we are despite all efforts to
make us forget, to convince us otherwise, to rewrite and defile and deny
our history and our rights as a native people living in their native
homeland.

We remember not only what we are, but who we are: the torch-bearers of
the precious value of human life. Our agony as a nation over the life of
one of its precious sons, our willingness to release those who have
murdered us without pity so that that son might return to his family and
live, that agony unites us as a nation because it goes to the deepest
part of our heritage. No other nation in the world would even consider
such a trade. But we do, because that is who we are, demonstrating that
we have not been infected and defiled by the values of other nations. We
stand unique in all the world, every single one of us. Because we are
alive at this time and in this place, and we have chosen to spend that
life in our homeland despite all the dangers and hardships and
sacrifices. Because we are Jews and Israelis and together we light a
candle, secular and religious, against the vast darkness of a hostile
world. Because with that candle we proclaim: we are a unique people, and
we are here to stay.

Happy Chanukah.
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Negotiations

December 10, 2009

Switzerland Defends Ban on Mosque Minarets

December 1, 2009

Monday , November 30, 2009

Switzerland says the country’s new ban on the building of minarets is not aimed at Muslims but at Islamic fundamentalism.

Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says her country supports religious freedoms.

She says Sunday’s referendum, during which voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets, was not “a referendum against Islam … but a vote directed against fundamentalist developments.”

Widmer-Schlumpf spoke on arrival Monday at a meeting with EU justice ministers. Switzerland is not an EU member but has close and regular contacts with the EU.

Swiss voters support barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population.

Muslim groups in Switzerland and abroad condemned the vote as biased and anti-Islamic. Business groups said the decision hurt Switzerland’s international standing and could damage relations with Muslim nations and wealthy investors who bank, travel and shop there.

“The Swiss have failed to give a clear signal for diversity, freedom of religion and human rights,” said Omar Al-Rawi, integration representative of the Islamic Denomination in Austria, which said its reaction was “grief and deep disappointment.”

The referendum by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party labeled minarets as symbols of rising Muslim political power that could one day transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation. The initiative was approved 57.5 to 42.5 percent by some 2.67 million voters. Only four of the 26 cantons or states opposed the initiative, granting the double approval that makes it part of the Swiss constitution.

Muslims comprise about 6 percent of Switzerland’s 7.5 million people. Many are refugees from the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and about one in 10 actively practices their religion, the government says.

The country’s four standing minarets, which won’t be affected by the ban, do not traditionally broadcast the call to prayer outside their own buildings.

The sponsors of the initiative provoked complaints of bias from local officials and human-rights group with campaign posters that showed minarets rising like missiles from the Swiss flag next to a fully veiled woman. Backers said the growing Muslim population was straining the country “because Muslims don’t just practice religion.”

“The minaret is a sign of political power and demand, comparable with whole-body covering by the burqa, tolerance of forced marriage and genital mutilation of girls,” the sponsors said. They noted that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has compared mosques to Islam’s military barracks and called “the minarets our bayonets.”

Anxieties about growing Muslim minorities have rippled across Europe in recent years, leading to legal changes in some countries. There have been French moves to ban the full-length body covering known as the burqa. Some German states have introduced bans on head scarves for Muslim women teaching in public schools. Mosques and minaret construction projects in Sweden, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Germany and Slovenia have been met by protests.

But the Swiss ban in minarets, sponsored by the country’s largest political party, was one of the most extreme reactions.

“It’s a sad day for freedom of religion,” said Mohammed Shafiq, the chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, a British youth organization. “A constitutional amendment that’s targeted towards one religious community is discriminatory and abhorrent.”

He said he was concerned the decision could have reverberations in other European countries.

Amnesty International said the vote violated freedom of religion and would probably be overturned by the Swiss supreme court or the European Court of Human Rights.

The seven-member Cabinet that heads the Swiss government had spoken out strongly against the initiative but the government said it accepted the vote and would impose an immediate ban on minaret construction.

It said that “Muslims in Switzerland are able to practice their religion alone or in community with others, and live according to their beliefs just as before.” It took the unusual step of issuing its press release in Arabic as well as German, French, Italian and English.

Sunday’s results stood in stark contrast to opinion polls, last taken 10 days ago, that showed 37 percent supporting the proposal. Experts said before the vote that they feared Swiss had pretended during the polling that they opposed the ban because they didn’t want to appear intolerant.

“The sponsors of the ban have achieved something everyone wanted to prevent, and that is to influence and change the relations to Muslims and their social integration in a negative way,” said Taner Hatipoglu, president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Zurich. “Muslims indeed will not feel safe anymore.”

The People’s Party has campaigned mainly unsuccessfully in previous years against immigrants with campaign posters showing white sheep kicking a black sheep off the Swiss flag and another with brown hands grabbing eagerly for Swiss passports.

Geneva’s main mosque was vandalized Thursday when someone threw a pot of pink paint at the entrance. Earlier this month, a vehicle with a loudspeaker drove through the area imitating a muezzin’s call to prayer, and vandals damaged a mosaic when they threw cobblestones at the building.