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Pomoze Bog, and welcome to Kosovo Field. I intend to focus on news and commentary within the context of conflict between Christianity and Islam, as well as on various other topics within my sphere of interest. There are many such websites and blogs on this and other topics, but I hope to bring to this blog credible information and intelligent commentary with limited rhetoric.

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Children of Islam


Children of Islam


Iraqi Cop Moonlighting As Terrorist Just To Make Ends Meet

August 17, 2005 Issue 41•33

BAGHDAD—When the hot evening sun sets over Baghdad, Sulieman Hassim does not go home to his wife and family. For this Iraqi, the work day has only just begun.

Hassim, 32, is a two-year veteran of the Baghdad police force. Despite earning "danger pay," he still struggles to stay afloat financially, and has had to take on a second job as a terrorist just to make ends meet.

"After my electricity and water supply were restored, I suddenly had a lot more bills to pay," Hassim said. "Jobs are still pretty scarce, but I figured terrorists are always hiring."
Hassim, who has previously supplemented his income with such part-time jobs as guarding gas-fueled turbines from insurgents and driving a taxi, said he was initially unsure that he was qualified for terrorist work. "My buddy Abdullah [Bahri] worked at the Brotherhood Of Total Islamic War, and he said he'd put in a good word for me with the head sheik," Hassim said. "I didn't expect to hear back for a while, but before I knew it, I got an interview."
While Hassim had worried that his lack of experience and his creased suit would hurt his chances of being hired, he later said "the only thing they seemed to care about was whether I had a car."

Although happy to have extra work, Hassim is not always able to fulfill his duties as a terrorist, resulting in some unexpected complications.

"Last week, I couldn't work a suicide-bombing shift because I had to be alive early the next morning for patrol duty," Hassim said. "I was calling everyone, but I had a hell of a time trying to find someone to replace me. At the last minute, Fathi [Abd al-Khalid] agreed to take the shift. That guy's such a martyr."

After less than a month as a terrorist, the physical and mental strain of working 70-hour weeks can be seen in Hassim's tired, sunken eyes and stooped posture. Complaining of exhaustion, Hassim said that he doesn't "know what job [he's] at half the time." "Several times, I've found myself wondering, 'Now, why am I shooting this guy again? Because he's just stolen a can of gasoline, or because he's a cowardly informant of the hated occupier?'" Hassim said. "'Should I mow down the American soldiers at this checkpoint, or politely flash my badge?'"

Hassim said he had a particularly close call last Sunday. "I was screaming that U.S. soldiers are murderous infidels whose blood should be spilled without hesitation, when I realized that I was at the police station," Hassim said. "Luckily, the other officers either weren't paying attention or they agreed with me."

Hassim said it "felt strange" to bomb an embassy outpost, punch out, report to work as a police officer, then return to the same site an hour later to secure the area. "That's happened a couple times," Hassim said. "I find myself going, 'Déjà vu?' And then I'm like, 'Oh, yeah.'"

Hassim's supervisors at both the police station and the Brotherhood Of Total Islamic War were critical of his job performance. "Hassim's accidental-kill rate has doubled in recent weeks," said Capt. Badeer Mustafa, Hassim's immediate superior at the police department. "Last week, he shot 20 civilians. I might have to dock his pay." Mohammed al-Zahass, a high commander with the Brotherhood Of Total Islamic War, has been displeased with Hassim's performance, as well.
"Second time this week, we've had to tell him to hit 'record' on the video camera, not 'play,'" al-Zahass said. "I couldn't believe it. I said, 'Look at the buttons if you're confused!' It's not like you can behead a hostage twice."

Hassim's family has also felt the strain. "I rarely see my husband anymore," Ghayda Hassim said. "I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the early months of the occupation when Sulieman was out of work like everyone else, sipping mint tea, watching Al-Jazeera at full blast, and ordering me around like a slave. I want my old Sulieman back."
Although Hassim, like most Iraqis, would like to see an end to the bloodshed, the father of four admitted he just can't afford it. "If the situation in Iraq were to stabilize, I could possibly lose not only one job, but two. Thankfully, I won't have to worry about that for a long, long time."

Bashful Terrorists Won't Take Credit For Attack

September 14, 2005 Issue 41•37

SANA'A, YEMEN—In a videotaped statement that aired on Al Jazeera Monday, al-Aziz, the terrorist group responsible for the bombing of a U.S. Navy refueling depot, was reluctant to take credit for the attack. "While we condemn America the Great Satan and wish them death and shame, I am afraid we cannot take credit for... Aw, who told you?" Hassan al-Fayed said. "This is about bringing death to the American Crusaders, not about us. Many martyrs worked to make this happen, and they deserve the real credit." Al-Fayed did not issue any further threats, saying he did not want to call attention to a few little truck bombings.

Children of Islam

This boy is a member and future mujahadi for the al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade.


No Comment Needed

Courtesy of Sacred Cow Burgers

Radical Islamic Group Names Itself Legitimate Authority of Russia’s Dagestan

MosNews.com is reporting that the Islamic group Shari’ah Jamaat claims to be the legitimate power in Dagestan, an internal Russian republic bordering Chechnya.
The entire region of Russia in focus has a large Muslim population, and the terrorism in Chechnya, Dagestan, and other interal republics is an expression of jihad in that the terrorists want to form Islamic states. Terrorist bombings and ambush attacks on Russian military forces have become common, as have terrorist attacks against Russian civilians inside Russia (such as the murder of schoolchildren in Beslan and the deadly siege of a theater in Moscow).
Fortunately, the Russians have been quick to resist these attacks and counterattack with force.

Daily Photo: The Children of Islam

Pomoze Bog.

Today I introduce a new feature on Kosovo Field: the daily Children of Islam photo.

Compiled from various sources, these photos show what I think is the most unholy aspect of Islam: what it does to its young. As a teacher and a great lover of children, these pictures to me epitomize the essence of the false teaching of Muhammad.

The boy in today's photo is 9 years old and a member of the Islamic Brigades.

Religion of Peace Update

The AP reports that at least 160 Iraqis were killed and over 500 more wounded in a series of car-bombings sponsored by Al-Qaeda. The perpetrators were Sunni Muslims, the "moderate" school of Islam and the backbone of the terrorist insurgency in Iraq.


The Counterterrorism Blog is reporting that a new group calling itself "Al-Qaeda in Northern Europe" has threatened suicide attacks in that region: "According to an electronic statement issued on September 11, members of the purported Al-Qaida unit announced their intention to "sacrifice our souls and dead bodies for this religion, in order to raise the flag of the mujahideen, and to preserve the souls of the Muslims in the same way that our brothers in Britain have done previously."
An English translation of the Ishmaelite statement can be found here:


TIAFO! ("This is a f--king outrage!")

A Harvard professor, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, is arguing in the Boston Globe that the US needs to "understand" Al-Qaeda and that it's time to open a dialogue with them. Only in America would we hire an Ishmaelite "professor" who proceeds to try to sell us out.

To quote the "professor": Sept. 11 was not an unprovoked, gratuitous act.[!] It was a military operation researched and planned since at least 1996 and conducted by a trained commando in the context of a war that had twice been declared officially and publicly. The operation targeted two military locations and a civilian facility regarded as the symbol of US economic and financial power.

We think this is the best argument for banning immigration from Islamic nations that we can think of.
(hat tip: LGF)

Southron Common Sense vs. Yankee Multiculturalism

The AP is reporting that Republicans in the Georgia State Senate are proposing a measure that would block all taxpayer-funded benefits for non-citizens.
"We don't want Georgia to be a magnet for people to come here simply to live off taxpayer-funded services," said Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, R-Savannah. "We cannot afford to take care of everybody," Johnson said in a news conference with Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, whose bill to prohibit benefits to illegal immigrants is pending in the upper chamber.
Anyone receiving benefits would have to be documented as a resident of Georgia and a legal citizen of the US or be living here legally.
Needless to say, state Democrats are opposing the measure; it makes too much sense and will affect some of their voting block---illegal aliens.

Gay Marriage Upheld in Massachusetts

On 9/13, the Massachusetts Legislature stomped on a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have banned gay marriage, although it would have allowed Vermont-style "civil unions."
On a 157-39 vote, the measure was defeated after many previous supporters bailed, including a RINO who co-sponsored the amendment. Surprisingly, one of the measure's staunchest defenders was State Rep. Phil Travis, a Democrat. "The union of two women and two men can never consummate a marriage. It's physically impossible," Travis said. "The other 49 states are right and we are wrong."
It is possible that Travis' support was not as clear-cut as it may seem, however. Many strong Republican supporters abandoned the current measure because of the "civil unions" provision, which many conservatives objected to. It is possible (and maybe even probable) that Travis supported the current measure in an attempt to head off a stronger, upcoming proposal.
A new measure banning both gay marriage AND "civil unions" is being propsed, and has strong support among Massachusetts' all-to-few conservatives.


Hurrican Sheehan Heading For New Orleans

Cindy Sheehan Moving to New Orleans to Recapture Media Attention Written by Jeremy Robb Tuesday,
September 13, 2005

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana --- Cindy Sheehan announced plans to move to New Orleans in order to make the media pay attention to her again. The protester admitted that she is going through withdrawals and depression since the media stopped listening to her and focused on Hurricane Katrina.
"My story is important," said Cindy. "More important than a few dead people killed by Bush's global warming-induced hurricane. Bush has killed millions of people in Iraq, and the media needs to start listening to me again. Maybe now that I'm in New Orleans I'll get the attention I deserve again."
Cindy is currently on a waiting list to move to New Orleans now that other forgotten politicians and celebrities are rushing to the city for more press coverage. Al Gore and Sean Penn expressed support for Cindy but were concerned she would derail their attempt to get noticed again while they are in New Orleans.

Best Comeback In Human History

Pomoze Bog.

From Dutch blogger Delftsman comes this gem, which I reproduce in full:

A little military humor..
This has got to be the all-time classic comeback. Note: This is an exact replication of National Public Radio(NPR) interview between a female broadcaster, and US Army General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.

INTERVIEWER: "So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?"

GENERAL REINWALD: "We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting."

INTERVIEWER: "Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?"

GENERAL REINWALD: "I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range."

INTERVIEWER: "Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?"

GENERAL REINWALD: "I don't see how ....we will be teaching them proper rifle range discipline before they even touch a firearm."

INTERVIEWER: "But you're equipping them to become violent killers."

GENERAL REINWALD: "Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?"

The radio went silent and the interview ended.


"Are you ready guys? Let's roll over."

So concludes Mark Steyn's outstanding review of the Flight 93 "Crescent of Embrace" outrage. Read this, and then act to get it stopped. Here is the link: http://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm

UPDATE: Conveniently, the "Contact Us" function doesn't work.
Gee, must be a coincidence, hunh? Either that, or their Webmaster is a Pakistani Muslim who likes the design the way it is...

UPDATE: (9/14) According to Michelle Malkin and confirmed by a visit to the Foundation's website, the far-left Heinz Foundation (chaired by Theresa Heinz-Kerry) is putting up a huge chink of funds ($500,000) to help finance the "memorial." Why isn't this surprising? Here is the Foundation's press statement: http://www.heinz.org/K.asp?loc=K,K2026&whr=c

Another Small Victory in the War on Islamic Terror

A British businessman was convicted in Federal court in Newark, NJ for smuggling a shoulder-launched missile into the US for use by Islamic militants, the AP reports.

Hemant Lakhani, 70, was sentenced to 47 years---life in prison without parole. "This morning, the terrorists who threaten America lost an ally," the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Christopher Christie said. He also stated that Lakhani had illegally imported a surface-to-air missile and its launcher, "specifically for the purpose of shooting an American commercial airliner out of the sky." Law enforcement related that he had been 'excited and enthusiastic' about the death and destruction that the weapons would cause, and talked "gleefully about bringing America to it's knees" adding that" he said these things, felt these things, and acted on these thingsw. ... No-one can say New Jersey and this country is not a safer place without Hemant Lakhani trotting around the globe trying to broker arms deals," Mr Christie added.

It should be noted that elements of the Patriot Act led directly to the capture and detention of Lakhani. On 10/23/03, Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray briefed the Seante Committee on the Judiciary and credited the information sharing between US domestic, national, and foriegn intelligence services with aiding in the case: "Information sharing, along with close cooperation with Russian law enforcement, also contributed to the capture and indictment in New Jersey of Hemant Lekhani, the arms dealer charged with attempting to sell shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to terrorists for use against American targets." (http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2003_hr/102103wray.html)

Many kudos and thanks to the sheepdogs who brought this guy down.

The UN Demonstrates Its Impotence Once Again

Victor Comras at the Counterterrorism Blog looks at the ultimate failure of the UN to call a spade a spade.

A major reform effort in the UN has failed miserably and may only survive by compromises which will make the document meaningless. He writes, "We should all be saddened by news that the negotiators in New York have dropped the inclusion of a clear definition of terrorism from their reform program. Previous efforts, extending over 8 years, had failed to come up with an agreed terrorism definition."

As per usual, the dissenters who managed to scuttle the language were Islamic countries who sponsor jihad around the world, led by Saudi Arabia. In spite of the rhetoric coming out of Riyadh and their half-hearted attempts to appear "anti-terror," their actions here reveal the emptiness of their words.

Comras continues, "The absence of a terrorism definition seriously hinders any effort to coordinate an international response to terrorism. Without a common definition countries remain free to interpret their own obligations and define for themselves which groups are terrorists and which are “freedom fighters.” Saudi Arabia uses this distinction, for example, to get away with funding Hamas, while Iran and Syria use it to provide funds and support to Hezbollah. But, many other countries have also used it to avoid taking steps to freeze funds or take other civil or criminal action against those individuals or groups which they support."

As long as countries which sponsor Islamic expansionism have a seat at the UN's table, this type of obstructionism will continue. It is time for the US and other Western Christian democracies to abandon the UN and focus on fighting the ongoing war against militant Islam.


Why Europe Will Fall To Islam Report Entry

Israeli evades arrest at Heathrow over army war crime allegations · Retired general tipped off after judge issues warrant· Ex-commander accused of demolishing Gaza homes
Vikram Dodd and Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv
Monday September 12, 2005
The Guardian

Scotland Yard was thwarted yesterday in its attempt to seize a former senior Israeli army officer at Heathrow airport for alleged war crimes in occupied Palestinian lands after a British judge had issued a warrant for his arrest.

(There are no such things as Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians; it hasn't been the Israelis killing Olympic athletes and blowing up busses of schoolkids for the last three decades...)

British detectives were waiting for retired Major General Doron Almog who was aboard an El Al flight which arrived from Israel yesterday. It is believed he was tipped off about his impending arrest while in the air and stayed on the plane to avoid capture until it flew back to Israel.

(MOSSAD is a bit more clever than Scotland Yard, it seems...)

Scotland Yard detectives were armed with a warrant naming Mr Almog as a war crimes suspect for offences that breached the Geneva conventions.
The Guardian understands police would have arrested him if he had set foot on British soil.

(And given its often outrageous liberal bias, we're sure The Guardian laments the fact, too)

The arrest warrant was issued on Saturday at Bow Street magistrates court, central London. It is believed to be the first warrant for war crimes of its kind issued in Britain against an Israeli national over conduct in the conflict with Palestinians.
Despite the alleged offences occurring in the Gaza Strip, war crimes law means Britain has a duty to arrest and prosecute alleged suspects if they arrive in Britain. The warrant alleges Mr Almog committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip in 2002 when he ordered the destruction of 59 homes near Rafah, which Palestinians say was in revenge for the death of Israeli soldiers. (For which the General should have been given a medal for backing us his men). The warrant was issued by senior district judge Timothy Workman after an application by lawyers acting for Mr Almog's alleged Palestinian victims (Which is an oxymoron...). According to legal sources, before granting the warrant Mr Workman decided his court had jurisdiction for the offences; that diplomatic immunity did not apply; and there was evidence to support a prima facie case for war crimes.
If Mr Almog had been arrested he would have been bailed on condition that he did not leave Britain. The attorney general would have to have sanctioned any prosecution against him for war crimes.
Mr Almog was commanding officer of the Israeli defence forces' southern command from December 2000 to July 2003. British lawyers representing Palestinians who say they suffered as a result of Mr Almog's orders had presented their evidence to Scotland Yard detectives last month and they began investigating him.
Mr Almog was due to speak at an event at Solihull synagogue.
Scotland Yard, the Foreign Office and the Israeli embassy in London all refused to officially comment. Mr Almog, who was back in Israel last night, said: "I have no comment to make at this time."
Last night the Israeli foreign ministry, said: "In the past extremist Palestinian organisations have tried to manipulate legal processes in Europe for their own cynical ends. We have no faith in these groups but we have a lot of faith in the British legal system."

And then Europe will one day wonder why they lost the war against Islam...

Weekly Dhimmitude Update

Weekly Dhimmitude Update

This is the first of what will now be a weekly feature of Kosovo Fields---a summary of what the “religion of peace” is doing to minority Christian and Jewish populations around the world.

1) Indonesia’s Jakarta Post has been reporting anti-Christian persecution in Java for the last several weeks, including the forced closure of Christian churches by the Javanese regional authorities. Although the Indonesian Central Government has repeatedly declared these actions illegal and called on the Javanese to “cease and desist,” it has obviously had little effect. Groups such as the Anti-Apostasy Movement Alliance and the Islamic Defenders Front are now blocking the way to churches, forcing worshippers to hold services in the streets.

2) Obed Minchakpu of Christian News Service reports dissatisfaction with a Nigerian government report posted in January of 2005 on persecution of Christians by the Muslim majority in the northern regions of the country in 2004. The report “grossly underreports the number of Christians killed by Muslim militants in violent attacks last year,” and likewise on the mass destruction of Christian property by Islamic mobs. In other words, the report was a whitewash by the Muslim majority government. Last year, over 3,000 Christians were killed including 48 parishioners and their pastor who were burned alive in their church in the town of Yelwa.

3) The Assyrian International News Agency is reporting on widespread Kurdish persecution of ChaldoAssyrian Christians after Assyrian leaders protested the dominance of Islam in the Iraqi Constitution. Such persecution is nothing new and has been going on for decades, although the persecution increased under U.S. protection of the Kurdish population after the first Gulf War. The rise in power of the KDP has increased the incidence of anti-Christian assaults tenfold. As the report observes, “In recent weeks, the KDP has stepped up a systematic terror campaign against the Shabak and Assyrian Christian residents of the Nineveh Plain. Numerous civilians have been kidnapped for no apparent reason other than to sew fear. Such "arrests" as they have been termed by the KDP occupying powers are widely believed to be used by the KDP to terrorize the local population into not resisting further expansion of the KDP's occupation of non-Kurdish areas.” This persecution has also included terror threats and pressure on the Chaldean and the Syriac Churches, as well as several murders of civilians.

Nation of Islam Calls for Jihad Against LAPD

Pomoze Bog.

There should be no doubt in the mind of any alert citizen that Islam is a threat to the United States. What is less known is the extent to which jihad has penetrated our society.

Radio station KFI in Los Angeles reports on a flyer calling on south LA street gangs to join in a jihad against the LAPD.

Two weeks ago, the NOI's LA leader claimed he was attacked by LAPD officers during an unprovoked incident. Subsequent demonstrations have protested the event, but an on-the-scene recording revealed Tony Muhammad acting in a very confrontational manner towards the arresting officers.

The Nation of Islam, though of questionable Muslim pedigree, has long been at odds with American society and has often resorted to violence (even against its own members) to achieve its ends. The fact that they have adopted Islamic language in describing their illegal actions is significant, however, showing the growing influence of Islamic ideas and their role in public discourse in the United States.

The Flight 93 "Religion of Peace" Memorial

A global positioning map which shows that the Flight 93 Memorial is oriented on the same plane of axis as the Muslim city of Mecca.

This image superimposes the Red Crescent from the flag of Tunis over an aerial landscape plan of the Flight 93 Memorial.

An aerial design template of the Flight 93 Memorial

The flag of Tunis, complete with Crescent of Islam.

If anyone doubts that this "memorial" is an intentional reference to the "religion of peace" (which killed all aboard the flight, itself), then you need to rethink the depth of your education.

Bush Conspires to Neutralize Jailed Cousins

3 chimps killed at Neb. zoo after escape

The AP wire is reporting that 3 chimps escaped from a Royal, Nebraska zoo after a padlock was left open under mysterious circumstances.

The escape comes just a few hours after a visit by White House spin doctor Karl Rove, who was in town to help raise money for Hurricane Katrina.

Rove had visited the town zoo soon after his arrival, lingering near the chimp cage for what one unnamed source described as "an unusual amount of time." The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, went on to say, "He was munching on some peanuts, and he had a furtive look about him, like he was afraid people might see what he was doing."

The three chimps are second cousins to President Bush through his father's side. They were born and raised in Texas, but were moved to the containment facility in Royal after reports of alcohol abuse and "running amok" in the Texas party scene began to tarnish the President's reelection chances in 2004.

Zoo director Ken Schlueter, Jr. was forced to shoot the chimps with a deputy's service revolver after tranquilizers seemed to have no effect when the chimps were cornered and shot with a dart gun. He specualted that their long familiarity with controlled substances may have resulted in a high degree of resistance. Schlueter, a life member of the National Rifle Association and a championship marksman, expressed regret at having to put the chimps down while wiping the grips of the revolver.

The Kansas Regional Director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Regina Munebatt, expressed concern about the incident, saying Rove's presence and the fact that zoo director Schlueter is a conservative Republican and Bush supporter was "problematic." "It's also a known fact that Ken had recently applied for the job of Primate Director at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.. There may be a conflict of interest here." She also criticized Schlueter for not giving the tranquilizers more time to work, remarking that "10 seconds is hardly enough time for them to take effect." Munebatt called on the President to convene a committee to study the matter.


Senior Kuwaiti Official: "Katrina is a Wind of Torment and Evil from Allah Sent to This American Empire"

I've been waiting for one of the Ishmaelite infidel bastards to come up with this one. Just waiting.

Middle East Media Research Insititute
Special Dispatch Series - No. 977
September 2, 2005

In reaction to Hurricane Katrina and the destruction in its wake, a high-ranking Kuwaiti official, Muhammad Yousef Al-Mlaifi, who is director of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Endowment's research center, published an article titled "The Terrorist Katrina is One of the Soldiers of Allah, But Not an Adherent of Al-Qaeda." [1] The article appeared August 31, 2005 in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa.
The following are excerpts from his article:

"The Terrorist Katrina is One of the Soldiers of Allah…"
"…As I watched the horrible sights of this wondrous storm, I was reminded of the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah [in the compilations] of Al-Bukhari and Abu Daoud. The Hadith says: 'The wind is of the wind of Allah, it comes from mercy or for the sake of torment. When you see it, do not curse it, [but rather] ask Allah for the good that is in it, and ask Allah for shelter from its evil.' Afterwards, I was [also] reminded of the words of the Prophet Muhammad: 'Do not curse the wind, as it is the fruit of Allah's planning. He who curses something that should not be cursed – the curse will come back to him.'
"When the satellite channels reported on the scope of the terrifying destruction in America [caused by] this wind, I was reminded of the words of [Prophet Muhammad]: 'The wind sends torment to one group of people, and sends mercy to others.' I do not think – and only Allah [really] knows – that this wind, which completely wiped out American cities in these days, is a wind of mercy and blessing. It is almost certain that this is a wind of torment and evil that Allah has sent to this American empire. Out of my absolute belief in the truth of the words of the Prophet Muhammad, this wind is the fruit of the planning [of Allah], as is stated in the text of the Hadith of the Prophet.
"But I began to ask myself: Doesn't this country [the U.S.] claim to aspire to establish justice, freedom, and equality amongst the people? Isn't this country claiming that everything it did in Afghanistan and Iraq was for truth and justice? How can it be that these American claims are untrue, when we see how good prevails in the streets of Afghanistan, and how it became an oasis of security with America's entrance there? How can these American claims in the matter of Iraq be untrue, when we see that Iraq has become the most tranquil and secure country in the world?
"But how strange it is that after all the tremendous American achievements for the sake of humanity, these mighty winds come and evilly rip [America's] cities to shreds? Have the storms have joined the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization?"
"The Disaster Will Keep Striking the Unbelievers for What They Have Done"
"How sad I am for America. Here it is, poor thing, trying with all its might to lower oil prices which have reached heights unprecedented in all history. Along with America's phenomenal efforts to lower the price of oil in order to salvage its declining economy and its currency – that is still falling due to the 'smart' policy America is implementing in the world – comes this storm, the fruit of Allah's planning, so that [the price of] a barrel of oil will increase further still. By Allah, this is not schadenfreude.
"Oh honored gentlemen, I began to read about these winds, and I was surprised to discover that the American websites that are translated [into Arabic] are talking about the fact that that the storm Katrina is the fifth equatorial storm to strike Florida this year… and that a large part of the U.S. is subject every year to many storms that extract [a price of] dead, and completely destroy property. I said, Allah be praised, until when will these successive catastrophes strike them?
"But before I went to sleep, I opened the Koran and began to read in Surat Al-R'ad ['The Thunder' chapter], and stopped at these words [of Allah]: 'The disaster will keep striking the unbelievers for what they have done, or it will strike areas close to their territory, until the promise of Allah comes to pass, for, verily, Allah will not fail in His promise. ' [Koran 13:31]."

Tsar Lazar's Anti-Looting Kit

(Rooftop not included)

Four indicted in alleged terrorist plot against LA-area targets

In an AP article by Don Thompson (Aug. 20), a prominant Muslim group in the US denied that there was active recruitment for radical Islam in the US prison system:

"Shakeel Syed, a contract chaplain for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, disagreed that prisons are turning out Islamic radicals. He joined representatives of Muslim groups Friday at a news conference in Los Angeles to say that chaplains can be part of the solution by steering inmates away from radical ideology.
"'Those of us who are on the front lines battling extremism are not being utilized by law enforcement,' said Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. "

Yet this has been disputed by many US government sources. To wit:

"'Groups with domestic or foreign terrorism ties have been a prison phenomenon for decades,' said Steven L. Pomerantz, a former FBI assistant director and counterterrorism chief. He said there was 'no question ... we have a problem with militant Islam and its spread into the American prison system.'"

An AP article today puts the lie to MPAC's claims, although conspicuously lacking is reporting on the manner in which they were prosylatized by radicals while incarcerated; more "sterilizing" by the MSM.

By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ, Associated Press Writer
(Updated Thursday, September 1, 2005, 12:05 AM)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of a radical Islamic prison gang and three others were "on the verge" of carrying out attacks against U.S. military sites, synagogues or other Los Angeles-area targets when police foiled the alleged plot, prosecutors said.
The four face counts of conspiracy to wage war against the U.S. government through terrorism, kill armed service members and murder foreign officials, among other charges, according to the indictment . Named in the indictment Wednesday were Levar Haley Washington, 25, Gregory Vernon Patterson, 21, Hammad Riaz Samana, 21, and Kevin James, 29. "Some in this country mistakenly believed it could not happen here," U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, referring to the London mass transit attacks last July, said in Washington, D.C. "Today we have chilling evidence that it is possible."

According to prosecutors, Washington, Patterson and Samana orchestrated the scheme at the behest of James, a California State Prison, Sacramento, inmate who founded the radical group Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS. Washington converted to Islam while imprisoned there for a previous robbery conviction. After pledging his loyalty to James "until death by martyrdom," Washington allegedly sought to establish a JIS cell outside prison with members with bomb expertise.
Washington, Patterson and Samana - who attended the same Inglewood mosque - then allegedly conducted surveillance of military sites, synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and El Al airport counter in the Los Angeles area as well as Internet research on Jewish holidays. Law enforcement officials previously have said the military facilities included National Guard sites, though the indictment did not include specifics. Some attacks were to be carried out with firearms and other weapons at synagogues during Jewish holidays "in order to maximize the number of casualties," authorities said. Patterson purchased a .223-caliber rifle in July while Samana allegedly trained with firearms at a park. "Make no mistake about it - we dodged a bullet here, perhaps many bullets," Los Angeles police Chief William Bratton said at a news conference. Federal officials said the suspects - all but one American born - could have attacked as soon as the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday in October.
"We have a tendency to think of terrorism as (foreign born)," said U.S. Attorney Debra Yang. "And this is a very stark reminder that it can be ... local and homegrown."
Authorities said they found no links between al-Qaida or other foreign terror groups and the alleged plot. To finance the attack, prosecutors said, Washington, Patterson and Samana held up a string of gas stations in Southern California. The terrorism case arose after police in Torrance, a suburb southwest of Los Angeles, arrested Washington and Patterson on July 5 in connection with the robberies. Searching an apartment and vehicle after the pair's arrest, local police found firearms, ammunition, military vests and various books described as "military, Islam, Bin Laden," court documents show. Detectives also seized a possible target list.
Federal and local counterterrorism officials began investigating, and Samana, a student originally from Pakistan who lived in Inglewood, was taken into federal custody Aug. 2.

James - known as Shakyh Shahaab Murshid, among other aliases - founded JIS in 1997 while imprisoned for an attempted-robbery conviction in Los Angeles County, prosecutors said. He preached JIS members had a duty to attack Islam's enemies. Washington was paroled in November 2004, around the time authorities say he joined James' group.
James then instructed Washington to recruit five members without felony convictions and train them to conduct covert operations, acquire firearms with silencers and appoint a group member to help produce remotely activated explosives, prosecutors claim. The FBI recently ordered its agents nationwide to conduct "threat assessments" of inmates. ... The defendants face life in prison if convicted of conspiring to kill uniformed members of the U.S. military, the second count.
Associated Press Writer Mark Sherman contributed to this report from Washington, D.C.

A Double Life: Oliver Stone in Turkey

Oliver Stone, using his pseudo-identity of Mahir Kaynak, a Turkish "professor" of economics, appears in the Turkish left-of-center [i.e. MSM] daily newspaper Radikal:
There is No Al-Qaeda; It's a Code Name for a CIA Operation

Nese Duzel: "The world lives in an Al-Qaeda panic […] What does someone [involved in] intelligence [like you] think about an organization that is present everywhere, yet cannot be seen or found anywhere?"

Mahir Kaynak: "[I would think] that there is no such organization."

Duzel:"So, isn't there an organization called Al-Qaeda? Are others carrying out the terrorism, while we all look for a non-existent organization?"

Kaynak: Al-Qaeda cannot establish its preferred regime in the Islamic world by its own strength. It does not have the means, the numbers, or the supporters. The reality is that there is no such organization called Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is the code name of an operation [undertaken] by an intelligence service. This is why we must first decipher this operation. There is an attempt to create some political consequences through this 'Al-Qaeda operation.'" ...

It's good to know that the US government (which, as we all know, is a hard-core Islamic regime) was involved in jihad. Thank God we have intelligent, insightful men like Kaynak in the world's institutions of higher learning...

A Wolf in a Sheepskin is Still a Wolf...

From the Khaleej Times comes this story of mujahadeen striving to become "kinder, gentler terrorists."
Their desire to turn over a new leaf has nothing to do with the fact that the Indian Army has been tracking and killing a large number of them over the last two years, we are sure...
Two extremist outfits’ bid to don new faces
From our correspondent 1 September 2005

LAHORE — The Jamaatud Dawa and the Harkatul Mujahideen are planning to put up new faces acceptable to the West following the 7/7 London blasts.
In an interesting move, the JD has set up a network of modern schools, which includes 137 educational institutions, 24 of them for girls — a move that is meant to change its radical posture.
Hafiz Saeed, former Lashkar-e-Tayaba and now JD chief, has planned this move. He stepped down as Lashkar chief in December 24, 2001, just 24 hours before the outfit was declared a terrorist organisation by the US government.

[As we would say in our school days, "What a pussy."]

Abdul Wahid Kashmiri was sworn in as the new Lashkar chief. The Lashkar had already been declared a terrorist organisation by the Pakistan government on January 12, 2002. Hafiz Saeed has made another move by declaring religious seminaries a network of schools engaged in imparting modern education on computer sciences, English and Pakistan Studies in a bid to escape the wrath of the government as well as of the West. Hafiz Saeed is now looking for transforming his image from a leader of a jihadi organisation to a leader of a social welfare institution.

[Sounds like Louis "Calypso Louie" Farrakhan...]

He is also setting up free dispensaries and providing an ambulance service to people.
JD spokesman Yahya Mujahid said that the Jamaat had also set up two science colleges; one at their headquarters in Muridke and the other in Lahore.

[I am sure chemistry is the chief emphasis of these "science colleges," since plastique is very complex material]

Both colleges are affiliated with the Punjab University for graduation, he added. “Most of our schools are affiliated with the secondary and intermediate boards and students appear in regular examinations of these boards,” he said, adding that these schools could not be compelled for registration, as they didn’t claim to be seminaries. “We believe in equal education for boys and girls,” Mujahid said, when asked that Al Qaeda and Taleban were against women’s education.

[I am sure the women's curriculum is straight out of the Qur'an and the hadiths, i.e. "Ye shall remain barefoot, pregnant, and veiled."]

“We are different from them in this regard,” Prof Zafar Iqbal, a close aide of Hafiz Saeed, is looking after the network of schools.
The JD also has 50 seminaries under its umbrella that are being closely watched by the government for their possible role in the recruitment of religious militants. However, the JD has shown consent for the registration of its seminaries.
The Jamaat has conveyed its intention to the relevant officials, saying it doesn’t want any clash with the government. Harkatul Mujahideen Chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman Khalil, after a long confinement, has also decided to quit religious extremism.

[I suppose spending years of having to use soap-on-a-rope in the prison showers does provide some educational benefits...]

U.C. Professor Attends Islamic Summit

A "professor" at the University of California is attending an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia. I wonder if he is being funded by the University to go there, since he is a "professor" of Islamic Studies...
Muslim Leaders Pin Hopes on Abdullah
P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News

JEDDAH, 1 September 2005 — Prominent Muslim leaders have emphasized Saudi Arabia’s significant role in spreading the message of Islam across the world, supporting Muslim minorities and strengthening Islamic solidarity.
Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui, chairman of the Islamic Fiqh Council in North America, said American Muslims were looking to Saudi Arabia for its continued support for Islamic activities and Muslim causes and to defend the principles of the religion. [Translation: more money for radical mosques and jihad]
Siddiqui said Muslims all over the world were pinning great hope on Saudi Arabia and expected it to continue its policies in support of Muslim causes and Islamic minorities, and work for Islamic unity. [That "unity" being the called-for dominance of Islam in all regions of the world]
A professor of Islamic studies and comparative religion at the University of California, Siddiqui commended King Fahd’s services to Islam and Muslims. “The late king had established departments of Islamic studies and law at US universities and supported hospitals and medical research centers,” he pointed out. [Yes, not to mention funding al-Qaeda and numerous mujahadeen groups throughout the world]
Former Sudanese President Abdul Rahman Suwar Al-Dahab, a member of MWL’s constituent council, said Muslims pray to God to give strength to King Abdullah to work for their causes. [Translation: keep the checks coming, Abdul]
Bosnian Mufti Dr. Mustafa Ceric, a member of the Islamic Fiqh Council, also praised the Kingdom’s endeavors in the service of Islamic minorities. He said King Fahd was able to lead the Islamic nation through difficult times.
“As a Bosnian Muslim I can tell the world the great contributions made by King Fahd to humanity at large and Muslims in particular,” Ceric said. [Funding the death and displacement of non-Muslim populations in Bosnia, most notably the Serbs] He also underscored King Fahd’s outstanding role in the expansion of the two holy mosques and increasing facilities for pilgrims.

Iran proposes "love fund" to boost marriages

From al-Reuters comes news from Iran where, it seems, the social welfare state is growing.
This is good news; if the Iranians become enmired in an expensive, non-productive and, ultimately, futile social welfare system, then they will have few funds left to militarize and support jihad abroad.
I think we ought to send an advisory team of liberal Democrats over to facilitate the decline...
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:12 PM BST
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is to create a $1.3 billion (728 million pounds) "love fund" to encourage poor young people to marry, the country's vice president said on Tuesday.
Iranian youngsters often complain they cannot afford to get married because of Iran's economic woes and are living with their parents longer than ever before.
"The love fund is a realisation of the new government's slogan -- taking oil money to the tables of the people," state television quoted Vice-President Farhad Rahbar as saying.
Populist conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to election victory in June on a pledge to distribute the oil earnings of the world's fourth biggest crude producer more fairly.
"The government's share in the $1.3 billion for the 'Reza Love Fund' will be deducted from the oil income of the National Iranian Oil Company," Rahbar said, without elaborating on how the money would be used to help young couples.
Each province would have a board of trustees to determine how much money needy couples should get.

Released Russian Guantanamo Prisoners Seized in Moscow

Pomoze Bog.

In the "I told you so" category comes this piece from MosNews. It seems that at least some of the mujahadeen released from Gitmo have returned to their "normal lives." I wonder if Sen. Dick Durbin has read this...

For us, it is a confirmation of the wisdom and effectiveness of the policy of detaining foreign hostiles---yet another example of the foresight shown by the current Administration.
Released Russian Guantanamo Prisoners Seized in Moscow
MosNews Created: 30.08.2005 15:12 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 15:12 MSK

Two former Guantanamo prisoners, extradited to Russia in 2002, have been detained in Moscow on suspicion of preparing a series of terrorist attacks, the Vremya Novostei newspaper reported Tuesday. The two Russian citizens, Airat Vakhitov and Rustam Akhmyarov, who were seized in a counter-terrorist operation in Afghanistan and kept at the Guantanamo base in Cuba with other Taliban and terrorist suspects, and then extradited home to Russia, have been detained and are now being held in a Russian detention centre.They are charged with preparing and carrying out a series of terrorist acts in the Central Russian Povolzhye region. Three other former Guantanamo prisoners have been detained in Russia’s Tatarstan Republic on the same charges, the paper adds. All in all, of the seven Russian Guantanamo prisoners extradited from Cuba in 2004, only two are not in custody. Airat Vakhitov, arrested Saturday, was engaged in human rights activities in Moscow, Vremya Novostei reports. He wrote articles and was working on a book about rights violations in Guantanamo, was going to travel to London for the former Guantanamo prisoners Round Table, as was Rustam Akhmyarov. If the police manage to link the two Guantanamo prisoners arrested in Moscow and those arrested in Tatarstan, it may prove that they are related to the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the newspaper summed up.