Yes-sir, it’s a fact. This chap is totally unhinged.
During his weekly sermon, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says Jews should pray for destruction of the enemies of Israel, with an emphasis on Iran and Hezbollah. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who was updated last week on the Iranian nuclear project, called on Jews to pray for the destruction of Iran, this past Saturday. During his weekly sermon, the ultra-Orthodox leader of the Shas party stated that his followers should pray for the annihilation of the enemies of the Jewish people during Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year), with an emphasis on Iran and Hezbollah. “When we say ‘may our enemies be struck down’ on Rosh Hashana, it shall be directed at Iran, the evil ones who threaten Israel. God shall strike them down and kill them,” said Yosef.”
Not only does he make Robertson look sensible, he makes Judaism look just like the Taliban and al Qaeda. Sadly the Ha’aretz report didn’t find anyone in the entire country to denounce such lunacy.
Al Arabiya tweets
French school gunman named as Mohammed Merah, Afghanistan’s Kandahar Prison Director tells Reuters #AlArabiya
According to the news on the tv box, the gunman did it to ‘avenge’ the Palestinians… Perhaps he didn’t learn one of life’s basic lessons: two wrongs don’t make a right.
And as always with cowards, he’s holed up in his apartment. These terrorists are never willing to man up and take the legal consequences of their despicable and vile acts.
And I like truth-tellers. Miller wrote the other day of the Occupy movement-
The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.
Right on the money. Even more pointedly-
“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.
[I rise to applaud]. And then- causing me to laugh out loud- actually!
Maybe, between bouts of self-pity and all the other tasty tidbits of narcissism you’ve been served up in your sheltered, comfy little worlds, you’ve heard terms like al-Qaeda and Islamicism. And this enemy of mine — not of yours, apparently – must be getting a dark chuckle, if not an outright horselaugh – out of your vain, childish, self-destructive spectacle. In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft. Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape. They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.
NPR aired an absolutely fascinating report on the events which led up to the 9/11 tragedy. It illustrates both the disconnect between intelligence gathering and policy implementation in the United States and the ‘banality’ of evil, or how evil made simple, plodding, and un-amazing steps to carry out the attacks.
Yet to me the most bizarre fact is that Clarke had warned and warned and was ignored time and again. Amazing.
Do give the essay a read. Here’s just a bit
The summer of 2001 will likely go down in history as the summer of missed opportunities.
“We were listening to al-Qaida people. We were intercepting their phone calls. We were intercepting their emails,” Clarke says, “and all of those indicators were coming back that there was a major attack in the works.”
Still, clues were overlooked: A man named Zacarias Moussaoui was arrested in Minnesota after his flight school instructor said he was acting like a hijacker. The CIA gave Bush a briefing with the now famous title of “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”
All summer, Clarke couldn’t get the Bush administration to plan a Cabinet-level meeting on al-Qaida. Too many people were on vacation. By the time a meeting was scheduled in September, Clarke was already planning on transferring jobs.
“So I left the Sept. 4 meeting frustrated that they hadn’t made decisions and frustrated that they still hadn’t got it, and thinking, ‘Well at least in three weeks it won’t be my responsibility anymore,'” he says.
Again, read the whole. Amazing. And food for thought.
To let someone plant a bomb in your gut.
American officials have warned airlines that they believe al-Qaida is developing “belly bombs” to beat airport security and allow suicide bombers to launch terror attacks on board passenger planes.
The department of homeland security has sent a bulletin to airline executives saying it has identified a potential threat from terrorists who could “surgically implant explosives or explosive components in humans”.
Although many airports use advanced imaging technology that can “see” through people’s clothing, the technology might not pick up a bomb which is hidden inside a body.
“Due to the significant advances in global aviation security in recent years, terrorist groups have repeatedly and publicly indicated interest in pursuing ways to further conceal explosives,” said Kawika Riley, spokesman for the department’s transport security administration.
“As a precaution, passengers flying from international locations to US destinations may notice additional security measures.”
Yup- that’s real hate. And even more insanity. And if the leaders of Al-Qaeda really believe in their cause, why don’t they have bombs implanted in themselves instead of in kids and 20 or 30 somethings? Because they’re cowards at heart.
Thanks, NRA, victims of terrorist violence appreciate your efforts on behalf of our enemies to arm themselves. Cliff Schecter writes
Honestly, the new video of Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn encouraging radical adherents to use U.S. gun shows to arm themselves for attacks on American citizens is not new. Terrorists have written about doing this before, and yes, they’ve bought guns at our gun shows to kill innocents before. But there is still nothing as stark as seeing a video where a leader of a murderous group of thugs who killed 3,000 of our people in one day, is able to announce the intention to use our own lack of common sense laws against us, and know the NRA will do all they can to protect Al Qaeda & Friends’ ability to pull this off, Mumbai-style. After all, terrorists pay cash for their guns too.
I suppose we’d rather let arms freely flow and run the risk of our own Mumbai style attacks than hinder one precious American (even if they sympathize with our enemies) from arming himself to the teeth with weapons that aren’t even remotely designed for hunting or personal protection.
A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, current and former U.S. officials said on Friday. The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity. The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.
So Mr ‘the West is evil and its influences are ruining Islamic countries so we must kill them all’ had a rabbit under his own hat… Typical. If he were a ‘pastor’ I’d be forced to lump him in with all those other hypocritical pastors who say one thing to the crowd and live another way altogether. And if it wasn’t bin Laden’s smut, it makes no difference. As the Highway Patrol says when they stop a car and there’s beer in it- ‘it doesn’t matter who owned it- you own the car it’s in!’
Bloody, murderous hypocrites.
For radical Muslims, this should be the equivalent of Catholics finding out the Pope has a boy on the side.
Sometimes I get so disgusted I consider converting to mennonitism and being done with everything.
The White House admitted last night that its initial account of the way Osama bin Laden died at the hands of US forces had been riddled with errors.
Claims that the al-Qaeda leader had died while firing an automatic weapon at commandos were withdrawn, with President Barack Obama’s spokesman admitting “he was unarmed”. A dramatic description of bin Laden using his wife as a “human shield” and forcing her to sacrifice her life also proved to be false. The woman was still alive and was taken into custody with several of the terrorist’s children. In an embarrassing climb-down, Barack Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, admitted that the previous version of events — which came mostly from the chief US counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan — had been put out “with great haste”. The about-turn left the US open to accusations of a cover-up and led to calls for video footage of the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and images of bin Laden’s body to be released to end conspiracy theories.
Liar, liar, pants on fire, US Government. What the devil is wrong with you people? What else have you lied about? Did you really get Osama? Did you really bury him at sea? Or will he turn up in Memphis at Graceland in a few years giving tours?
Feckless idiots. Nothing will stoke the loon conspiracy theorists mad ovens like this. Feckless idiots.
I hope not. But it’s a question presently being raised. If I’m being honest (as Simon Cowell says), the thought actually did cross my mind when I heard of his capture and murder. Especially given the fact that he was an untiring advocate of the Palestinians.
Hamas indirectly accused Israel on Friday of engineering the killing of an Italian Palestinian peace activist in Gaza in order to intimidate other foreign activists hoping to sail to Gaza as part of the next flotilla. “Such an awful crime cannot take place without arrangements between all the parties concerned to keep the blockade imposed on Gaza,” Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said at a rally held by the group to honor executed Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni.
So it seems to me there are two possibilities here:
1- Israel arranged the capture and murder of someone it saw as a political threat. Or
2- Some fragment of Palestinians captured and murdered him so that it would appear that Israel was behind it in order to stir passions.
The sad thing is, in the twisted and convoluted world of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, either possibility is in fact a possibility. So which is true? Frankly I hope 2 is. 1, well that would just mean that someone or some group in Israel is as vile as any Al Qaeda terrorist cell.
I can’t comprehend this kind of ‘honor killing’. Can you? But of course I can’t imagine abusing any child or person much less my own. Can you?
When police came hunting for a 19-year-old woman they believed had been recruited by al-Qaida to be a suicide bomber in a town north of Baghdad, they found she was already dead: Slain by her father, who told police he strangled his daughter out of shame and then cut her throat. The killing of Shahlaa al-Anbaky, reported by police Friday, appeared to be from an unusual melding of motives — part to defend the family honor, part to prevent her from joining the militants. But how much of each weighed in her father’s mind remains unclear, with police still investigating the details.
And perhaps even more stunning-
So-called “honor killings” do take place in Iraq’s traditional, tribal society — though their extent is little measured, overshadowed by the political violence that has bloodied the country since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. In such cases, a man is said to be trying to reclaim the family honor by killing a sister, daughter or mother if there’s a suspicion she has had improper relations with men outside the family. Courts and authorities sometimes turn a blind eye to such slayings.
That’s not the kind of society I would care to inhabit. Have Christians ever done this? ‘When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?’ Maybe not much. But he sure will find plenty of mindless violence.
An Al-Qaeda Murderer
Al-Qaida’s front group in Iraq has threatened more attacks on Christians following a bloody siege at a Baghdad church that left 58 people dead, saying that the “killing sword will not be lifted” from their necks. The Islamic State of Iraq’s warning of further violence against Christians comes two days after the group’s assault on a Catholic church in downtown Baghdad — the deadliest attack ever recorded against Iraq’s Christians, whose numbers have plummeted since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion as the community has fled to other countries. “We will open upon them the doors of destruction and rivers of blood,” the insurgent group said in a statement posted late Tuesday on militant websites. The Islamic State of Iraq, which is an umbrella group that includes al-Qaida in Iraq and other allied Sunni insurgent factions, also said that its deadline for the Coptic Christian Church in Egypt to release Muslim women that the militant group claims are being held captive has expired. As a result, “all Christian centers, organizations and institutions, leaders and followers, are legitimate targets for the muhajedeen (holy warriors) wherever they can reach them,” the group said. The statement did not specify any one location, raising the specter of violence against Christians across the region.
Al-Qaeda are totally depraved. Inhuman, barbaric, reprehensible, and perverse. So, as Scripture requires and as God demands, we, the followers of Christ, the Prince of Peace, will pray for you, our enemies. That’s our duty. In believing your duty is to slaughter, you show that your brand of ‘Islam’ is nothing less than a lie. I for one much prefer Christ and his call to peace to a ‘faith’ bent on the destruction of others. Such a ‘faith’ is nothing but a farce utterly unworthy of the title ‘faith’.
Federal agents arrested Wednesday a Pakistani-American man who allegedly helped case potential targets for bombings of Washington’s Metrorail subway system in an apparent sting operation. The purported plot was set up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but the suspect, Farooque Ahmed, 34 years old, of Ashburn, Va., believed it was an al Qaeda bombing conspiracy, according to a grand-jury indictment in Virginia’s eastern district. Mr. Ahmed was arrested early Wednesday. The indictment says that from April to October, Mr. Ahmed tried to aid what he believed was an al Qaeda plot to carry out multiple bombings at Washington subway stations.
Muslims doing that kind of thing is as helpful to the cause of Islam as perverted priests is to Catholicism and embezzling pastors is to Protestantism. The acts of all are manifestations of total depravity and cruel perversity.
A new issue of the online magazine Inspire — from the Yemeni group al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula — has some alarming advice for would-be terrorists: Open fire on lunch-hour crowds in Washington, D.C., to “knock out a few government employees.” When al-Qaida’s arm in Yemen first released the English-language magazine this summer, the news was all over talk radio in Charlotte, N.C. It was such a hot topic because the man allegedly behind it had been a local resident — a 24-year-old Pakistani-American named Samir Khan.
That’s how it begins. Listen tomorrow to see how it ends.