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1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al Qaeda operative
That single line alone should spur a nation to action. But in this upside down world where terrorists are special, and patriots are villains, where hijab wearing minions security-check elederly habit-wearing nuns, only in America of 2010 would a soldier need to defend himself against his own government. Could fiction be more kafkaesque than this fact?
That amazing and indefatigable woman, Atlas Shrugs, has a post up about this.
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We have enough enemies abroad, we don’t need our own government against our soldiers. Also, write to your congress critters!
Thank You, Ms. Geller!
The weather in New York is exactly like it was Nine years ago, on Nine Eleven.
We pledge on this day:
* To Never Forget.
* To remember those who passed.
* To pray for those who fight to ensure this does not happen again.
* To wish strength for those who bring the perpetrators to justice.
* To be ever vigilant.
* To ensure ‘That our flag was still there!
Not a moment was lost since the towers came down before the detractors from truth went to work. It began in the Middle East with folks dancing and whistling on the streets at America’s injury. It continued on in Europe _ it’s always in Europe that trashy ideas begin, why do we even bother with that lost cause – with the the publication of a scurrilous book in French, alleging that terrorists had nothing to with it. Then it came home, in the US Midwest with nefarious videos, radio shows, and blog whisperings.
From 2003 on, it was a deluge, resulting from the merging of a number of negative sentiments and forces. Genuine anti-war sentiment got reinforced with rabid partisanship. Soon added to the mix was an antagonism to all things Bush – war, Iraq, Pentagon, Military, etc. – culminating in a sorry candidate named Kerry, and the bitter memories of 2000 recount debacle.
From 2005 on, the runaway train of Untruth took on a life of its own. At one point in 2006 there were as many as a dozen free videos on the Internet about how the towers fell down due not to terrorists but something else. In retrospect, one has to wonder who was funding, and what was behind all this so-called truth movement? As it turned out, a whole new generation of first-time voters was being groomed to hate Bush, distrust America, love the questioning of public truths, and insidiously benefit the Democrat party, and eventually Obama (even Hillary wasn’t good enough for most of the kids, young women and peaceniks). Notwithstanding valiant efforts at truth by fellows like Martin, the useful idiots continue to question.
The history of America in the new millennium is a history of self-hate, self-doubt, recrimination and vacillation. Patriot Day morphed into something dubious called Service Day. Koran thumpers of Taliban are nearly about to rejoin the government in Kabul, while the Bible readers in America are being publicly ridiculed by the media. American self-loathing resulted in Ground Zero sprouting a mosque, while US embassies in Muslim countries continue to function as fortresses. Muslims continue on with the dream of grand caliphate that will usher in ultimate peace, while fools continue to dream of a moderate Islam rising to meet the US across a yawning gulf.
A nation that stood as a beacon of hope, freedom and liberty is suddenly on the verge of submitting herself to the most banal, intolerant, misogynistic, anti-pluralistic ideology ever!
One big slap in the face, and Lady Liberty is prepared to veil herself!
It is becoming very difficult to continue writing this post.
“All that we are saying is, Don’t Build a Mosque” at our burial ground!
God Bless America.
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(Dedicated respectfully, to all the victims of 9-11, and to all the men and women of US and Allied military forces)
Posted July 19, 2010on:
Governor Palin, you are the only true leader remaining in this country!
For months now, the blogosphere has been seething with dismay over the 9-11 site mosque. Passionate and strong-willed Pamela Geller, has been a most assiduous, consistent and scholarly critic of this proposal. She stood up to speak against the idea repeatedly, and took on a lot of criticism, during the limited coverage American media gave to this important issue. Lest people forget, this is not just a local matter of concern to New Yorkers only!
Last week, this blog posted lengthy summary of the voices that spoke out on why this monstrosity is wrong. Timid Big Media and Cruel, Insensitive, Big Mosque -The ad the networks won’t put on air. That post fondly wished for our favorite Governor to express her thoughts on the matter. And she just did.
Coming as it did, so quick on the heels of our post, the timing so dramatic, it’s almost tempting to take credit for eliciting Sarah’s response. But that’s neither here nor there, the point is: the last remaining sensible AND BRAVE politician in America spoke. And how eloquently!
Brief, pointed, succinct and shout-out-loud – all hallmarks of Palin-speak.
Stated like only Sarah could:
Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real.
Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing.
This is a pair of tweets like none other, placed like bookends (or, double-barrels, depending on your taste); at once addressing two sides of the coin; worded with the elegant, syntactical symmetry of a Kennedyism; challenging the Mindless amongst the New Yorkers, to look into their hearts and feel the true emotions of that day of bloody catastrophe; subtly asking Muslims if they are truly ‘peace-seeking’; simply asking for honesty on both sides.
Indeed if the soulful brevity of the Twitter format were ever meant to be the bearer of a stinging rebuke, there couldn’t be many other examples such as this one.
Thank you Sarah Palin, America loves you! The world will thank you, someday.
Sarah followed upon those tweets with a wonderful post at Facebook.
She called the idea of the mosque ‘an intolerable mistake on hallowed grounds’.
This is not an issue of religious tolerance but of common moral sense. To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks.
Many Americans, myself included, feel it would be an intolerable and tragic mistake to allow such a project sponsored by such an individual to go forward on such hallowed ground. This is nothing close to “religious intolerance,” it’s just common decency.
Thanks again, Sarah, for speaking up on behalf of millions of Americans. You lend your voice to the pain, consternation and the uh oh feeling in the hearts of millions of people around the world – yes including Americans who will never vote for you. You took an important moral stand, articulated the feelings of many, and stood with those who cry out. Governor, you did the right thing!!
Posted July 17, 2010on:
Sarah Palin has spoken, she doesn’t think the mosque is a good idea – it hurts!
Original Post Begins Here:
There should be no Muslim presence at Ground Zero.
The place where the towers collapsed due to terrorist attacks is hallowed ground, a sacred place.
A little known fact is that the exact building where the proposed mosque will go up is also a crash site, where debris from destroyed airplanes fell through the roof.
The WTC site is, in fact, a burial ground of Americans. The individuals who died there may be of all different faiths, or faithless. But they all died as Americans – yes, even illegal aliens, were there any – and, they died because they were Americans. The faith they lived and died for, was America!
And yet, local idiots prefer to wear blinders and ear plugs.
Here is Raymond Ibrahim at Pajamas Media on The Two Faces of the Ground Zero Mosque, (those who are well read will notice the nice echo off the title of the book by Stephen Schwartz, also quoted below, The Two Faces of Islam).
… the true history of Cordoba, not to mention the whole of Andalusia, is far less inspiring than what Western academics portray: the Christian city was conquered by Muslims around 711, its inhabitants slaughtered or enslaved. The original mosque of Cordoba — the namesake of the Ground Zero mosque — was built atop, and partly from the materials of, a Christian church. Modern day Muslims are well aware of all this. Such is the true — and ominous — legacy of Cordoba.
More pointedly, throughout Islam’s history, whenever a region was conquered, one of the first signs of consolidation was/is the erection of a mosque atop the sacred sites of the vanquished: the pagan Ka‘ba temple in Arabia was converted into Islam’s holiest site, the mosque of Mecca; the al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, was built atop Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem; the Umayyad Mosque was built atop the Church of St. John the Baptist; and the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque upon the conquest of Constantinople.
Why all this raking up of ancient history now? Because, the past is always with us, and when it comes to Islam, it will be so forever in future. In Islam, it seems, the past, the present and the future, all meld into one incessant ideological force that washes away all else, including, and particularly, rational thought. And, those who forget history — you know, fill in the blanks!
Now, we have this sorry situation of this little ad that the big media doesn’t want Americans to see.
The cruel, insensitive gesture of building a mosque at Ground Zero, a burial place where Americans decided not to rebuild a new office complex, is a topic poorly understood in the Bush-hating, America of Obama style contrition.
Thanks to whoever uploaded this video:
Just a few years ago, such a notion would have been unthinkable, yet a mere decade after 9/11, on the very anniversary, Muslims want to rub America’s face into the hallowed ground of twin tower collapse.
And, to question the insensitivity of such monstrosity is Islamophobic, and the Big Media can’t digest it?
Such a topsy-turvy world, a travesty indeed!
This is the ad that got the media panties in a knot.
Ben Smith reports that CBS and NBC have refused to broadcast this ad.
Perhaps the networks object to the presenter of the ad, some GOP mouthpiece. So what, it’s a sentiment shared by millions of decent Americans and humans around the world. If facts are known, even millions more will see the bald truth for what it is – the mosque represents a victory column. A classic territorial imprinting and emotional usurpation established in Classical Islam since times post-founding of Islam. Thousands of sacred, holy, and otherwise notable pre-existing locales of significance, have been Islamized in the past 1400 years. Only an utterly naive or uninformed person will fail to see such historical force at Ground Zero.
Islam has a habit of conquering and usurping the locales of other peoples and other faiths. Haghia Sophia, Temple Mount come to mind.
For some five centuries Muslims went on a rampage across what is modern India, slaughtering, subjugating, destroying temples, converting others to Islam at sword point, and erecting mosques atop or adjacent to temples. Besides those in Turkey, Jerusalem and Europe, Somanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanth Temple, Triveni Prayag – these are just a few of the great sacred places of “other faiths’ that stand as mute monuments to Islam’s brutality, blood thirst, conquest by hook or crook.
The construction of Muslim places of worship seem to be always preceded by bloody conquest, and always followed by acquiescence, subservience and jizzya. Some scholars include the Taj Mahal also in such a list (but the secularized Indians are too timid to deal with such a possibility).
What is wrong with the ad above? What is inaccurate about it? Who does it really offend to speak the truth? What hurt could it cause Muslims to be sensitive to other faiths? Why does it always have to be Others who need to be sensitive to Muslims? After all, no Muslim country – and there are over a dozen countries that are constitutionally Islamic – allows a Hindu temple, Jewish synagogue or Buddhist chaitya, or even a Bahai’ center.
Simply put, why can’t the Muslims themselves offer to be sensitive, it’s not as though there is no shortage of space for a mosque.
To insist on a mosque near Ground Zero is nothing short of an insult, added to injury.
Why then is our media determined to keep this ad out of the public air waves? God only knows, but the American public will see it. They will see it via a thousand small and big blogs, websites, chat rooms, posts, tweets, emails and other bits of etherized text. Via this invisible force that will be filled with righteous indignation, cruel hurt, and raw wound.
Could it be that the behemoths of the public sphere chose simply be afraid of ad revenue, or chose ignorance of history. Could it be the men and women in cool ivory towers have not done their homework on history of civilization?
Just listen to the voices from across the spectrum:
Explanation of this habit of triumphalism and supremacism can be found in this video by one Pat Condell. Once rare, nowadays one sees this video around in a lot of blogs.
Now, the emotionally dead, politically correct, secularists, anti-Zionists, Liberals, terrorist-comforters, jihad-justifiers, multi-cultural mavens, and would-be jizzya-payers – dhimmis of all shades and stripes – are outraged that Pamela Geller has the audacity to organize a protest of this insensitive monstrosity.
Listen to her simple explanation of why we feel the outrage.
Another angry, wounded wail comes from Jules Crittenden, who lays bare the Islamists’ and/or their Apologists’ hypocrisy in it all:
…. still waiting for the greater Islamosphere to stop squawking about how it has been victimized and misunderstood in all of this business. If anyone is sincerely interested in fostering better relations with their Christian and Jewish brothers, how about a 15-story Islamic contrition and anti-terrorism center? Devoted, among other things, to Middle East democracy and free speech. They could call it New York House, or if that one’s taken, World Trade Center House, after a place where Muslims, Christians and Jews were getting along and prospering as well as they have at any time in history … living together, working together, voting together, all that, and on Sept. 11, 2001, dying together.
We refer to Stephen Suleiman Schwartz, an enthusiastic, self-styled scholar-mystic who embraced Islamic Spiritualism. Writes he:
… Ground Zero Islamic facility rests on a support network linked to the anti-Jewish Mahathir and the Perdana-supported Gaza raiders, some notable servants of the Iranian clerical dictatorship, and an Egyptian property developer associated with the pro-Hamas chief of the Arab League. [ ]
Lazio and King are right, and Cuomo and Bloomberg are wrong. Aside from the matter of sensitivity to the families of the 9/11 victims and other Manhattanites who live near Ground Zero, if the friends and fans of Feisal Abdul Rauf believe his mosque plan is entirely above board, they should be the first to encourage full public disclosure of its backing and finances. “A Mosque Grows Near Brooklyn – The dubious Financing of ‘Cordoba House’ deserves scrutiny.”
From Sacred Sites:
The most imposing structure the Muslims found in Jerusalem was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Nearby the Arab conquerors undertook to build a more spectacular edifice, the Dome of the Rock, not only to proclaim the supremacy of Islam, but also to ensure that the new followers of Islam would not be tempted by Christianity. The site chosen was the very same rock where previously had stood the Jupiter temple of the Romans and before that, the two temples of the Jews.
A final thought, one wonders what Sarah Palin thinks about all this. It’s time for our favorite Governor to pitch in with her reflection.
Four must-see videos of freedom-loving Muslims – Tariq Ramadan’s visit and the Islamist threat in Quebec.
Posted April 26, 2010on:
Tariq Ramadan, the suave French-speaking grandson of the founder of Muslim Brotherhood has finally been appearing on the North American public scene.
After several years of resistance by the Bush administration, the new winds of change and hope in Washington have finally blown in his favor.
His visit has rattled the nerves of several reformist minded scholars and activists in the US and Canada. The fear, the anxiety and consternation amongst the reformists is palpable. The angst is notable, as are the elocution and the argument.
There is much here for the Americans to learn from.
Tariq Ramadan has come here to make sure that our children become a Fifth Column against western civilization.
Our fear as Muslim Canadians is not about Tariq Ramadan wants to do, our fear is what non-Muslim mainstream Canadians feel comfortable in the snake oil he is selling to them.
Western civilization has become lazy, when somebody spits in them, they’d rather believe that there is drizzle in the air.
I am more fearful of the cowardice of the Western society and the complacency of Quebec intelligentia …
He is a parasite in Montreal, he is a termite in Canada.
What does it say to you, the danger is not Tariq Ramadan, the danger is the complacency of the western civilization ….
Strong words, strong feelings. But if you follow through all the four videos, you will see the genuine argument for reform, democracy and liberty. And for individual redemption and individuation!
The four videos of the interviews at this press conference on the topic of Welcoming Tariq Ramadan, given by the “voluntary soldiers of Canada” speaking to the western world, as “the canaries in the coal mine”,
The speakers at the presser and the clips, click each for a separate video at the Dailly Motion website.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a US Army veteran, of Arizona.
Tareq Fatah, author of The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State.
Naser Khadar, a memer of Danish Parliament.
Professor Salim Mansur, author of Islam’s Predicament Perspectives Of A Dissident Muslim
You can access all of the videos on one page if you go to the web site Point de Bascule, but the text around the videos will be in French, at Daily Motion, it’s all in English. But if you do read French, you can also watch a French language interview with the author of the book, Brother Tariq, a book on Ramadan.
These videos are highly recommended, each is a voice of a devout, spiritual gifted, sincere Muslim. They are voices crying out to the West not to be deaf, stupid, or suicidal. Americans are well served by the spirit embodied in that voice. For, ultimately, only America can help, if only help other help themselves.
It pays to listen: “You are being conned out of your freedoms.”
(Hat tip: Jawa Report)
It’s heartening that someone is paying attention to the truth. Blunt truth, bluntly stated, about the sad case of a ‘trophy muslim’ who turned out to be a jihadist. Hail Sarah Palin, for speaking out, here on Hannity:
ORIGINAL POST STARTS HERE:
Here is the hard truth, plainly stated.
Everything you need to know about the jihadist psycho shrink’s fidayeen killing spree, and the inevitable Muslim propaganda – the entire simple truth is right here, and in this video:
While you are at it, check out the other embedded clips of Spencer, better yet, visit Jihad Watch.
It is easy to forget the broader picture, but we should remember a few things about deep Islam:
* In Islam country means nothing, faith is everything.
* Islam condones a variety of devices in spreading faith.
* Islam demands total submission, many Muslims feel conflicted, but resolve safely.
* Military duty is extremely stressful for Muslims, specially ‘in service of infidels’.
* Islams thoroughly condemns Muslims killing each other (except to spread it).
Even more outrageous is the Army Chief’s worry about anti-Muslim backlash, and the ‘hurt to diversity.’ That, folks is a case of a person in authority “acting stupidly”.
As Pam Geller said, Would General Patton have recruited Nazis into his army?
For coverage and commentary that better reflects real American sentiments on this event, please browse Atlas Shrugs. Atlas speaks for us all on this matter.
God Bless America,
God Bless our Military.