Tyson Foods Eliminates Labor Day in Favor of Muslim Holiday

Tyson Food in Shelbyville , Tennessee has eliminated Labor Day as a paid holiday in favor of the last day of Ramadan because they have 700 Muslim employees. The fact that they have almost that many non-Muslim employees is beside the point apparently!

I  will no longer purchase any Tyson products. It’s just one more little chunk of America that’s been bitten off. If you wish to join me, then let
your e-mail friends know this. If we don’t stand up for something we will fall for anything.

All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

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Wafa Sultan Educates O’Reilly on the “Rape Factor” in Islam

The column below is a provocative read written by Andrew Bostom. What Wafa Sultan and Bostom are referring to is precisely what led a New Jersey judge in 2009 to rule that a Muslim man, who was repeatedly raping his wife, had not committed a crime.

Posted By Andrew Bostom On March 29, 2011

Last night for a few brief shining television moments (captured here [3]), Wafa Sultan, courageous author of the indispensable jeremiad “A God Who Hates [4],” strove gamely to educate Bill O’Reilly—often seemingly impenetrable [5] by facts regarding Sharia—about how Islamic Law, patterned on the “perfect example” of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, sanctions rape.

The news “hook” for Wafa’s unfortunately rare appearance was the recent alleged rape of a Libyan woman, Iman Al-Obeidi by Qadaffi’s minions.

As a working physician in her native Syria, Wafa noted that she was familiar with “many such crimes” committed with the sanction of Sharia—Islamic Law. She elaborated that under Sharia,

Any sexual activity is considered the give right of a male…A Muslim woman cannot report being raped because she will be asked to provide four witnesses otherwise she will be accused of committing adultery, and she will be stoned to death.

The scholar Ibn Warraq [6] affirms this “iniquitous situation.” He notes that Koran 24.4 [7] states: “And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony – They indeed are evil-doers.” But Warraq elaborates how this injunction renders women defenseless under misogynistic Islamic Law, past and present:

Muslim jurists will only accept four male witnesses. These witnesses must declare that they have “seen the parties in the very act of carnal conjunction.” Once an accusation of fornication and adultery has been made, the accuser himself or herself risks punishment if he or she does not furnish the necessary legal proofs. Witnesses are in the same situation. If a man were to break into a woman’s dormitory and rape half a dozen women, he would risk nothing since there would be no male witnesses. Indeed the victim of a rape would hesitate before going in front of the law, since she would risk being condemned herself and have little chance of obtaining justice. “If the woman’s words were sufficient in such cases,” explains Judge Zharoor ul Haq of Pakistan, “then no man would be safe.”

Responding to Wafa Sultan’s remarks, Mr. O’Reilly expressed his (uninformed) incredulity regarding the teaching, and example of Islam’s prophet:

I find it hard to believe that the prophet Muhammad would preach a doctrine where any woman can be abused at any time by any Muslim man and be held not accountable.

And Wafa replied, appropriately

You need to get familiar with Muhammad’s life and how he treated women in his life…Don’t forget, Muhammad is the role model for every Muslim man.

Notwithstanding the predictable American Muslim Brotherhood taqiyya O’Reilly is likely to air in the coming days as a “fair and balanced” riposte to Wafa’s irrefragable presentation, some salient details merit review.

What was Muhammad’s “perfect” role model? And what do Islam’s canonical texts, especially the Koran and the hadith (Muhammad’s “guiding” words and deeds as recorded by his pious Muslim companions), opine on these matters?

Using the Koranic “revelation” as justification, Muhammad insists that he is entitled, not simply his own wives, but those captured in battle, and cousins as well, as per Allah’s grant in Koran 33:50 [8].

O Prophet, We have made lawful for thee thy wives whom thou hast given their wages and what thy right hand owns, spoils of war that God has given thee, and the daughters of thy uncles paternal and aunts paternal, thy uncles maternal and aunts maternal, who have emigrated with thee, and any woman believer, if she give herself to the Prophet and if the Prophet desire to take her in marriage, for thee exclusively, apart from the believers — We know what We have imposed upon them touching their wives and what their right hands own — that there may be no fault in thee; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.

Koran 4:24 [9] extends the “privilege” of having sexual intercourse with captured slave women to all Muslim men.

For example, Muhammad and his minions attacked and subdued the prosperous Jewish tribe Banu-Mustaliq in a surprise raid (during 626 A.D.). The Banu al-Mustaliq males were slaughtered and the “booty” included the victims’ women. Juwayriyya, the most beautiful captive and daughter of the leader of the Banu al-Mustaliq was taken as a “bride” for Muhammad himself. The mass rape by “coitus interruptus” of the captured women—as sanctioned by Muhammad—was described in a canonical hadith, thusly:

(Sunan Abu Dawud 2167)—Muhairiz said: I entered the mosque and saw Abu Sa’id al-Khudri. I sat with him and asked about withdrawing the penis (while having intercourse). Abu Sa’id said: We went out with the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) on the expedition to Banu al-Mustaliq, and took some Arab women captive, and we desired the women, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, and we wanted ransom; so we intended to withdraw the penis (while having intercourse with the slave-women). But we asked ourselves: Can we draw the penis when the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) is among us before asking him about it? So we asked him about it. He said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.”

Moreover, according to modern Western law (for example this Canadian law [10]), statutory rape is sexual intercourse with anyone under the age of 14 — a punishable offense unless both parties are aged within two years of each other, or the accused is aged 12 to 13. Here is how the two most important canonical hadith collections [11] describe Muhammad’s “relationship” with Aisha — their “marriage contract” and its sexual consummation — when the Muslim prophet was some four decades older than his child bride (aged 6-7 at the time of her “marriage”):

Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3311 [12]: Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and she was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with her; and when he (the Holy Prophet) died she was eighteen years old.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88 [13]: Narrated Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151 [14]: Narrated Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah’s Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, who had not yet reached the age of puberty.)

Sahih Muslim, Book 031, Number 5981 [15]: Aisha reported that she used to play with dolls in the presence of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and when her playmates came to her they left (the house) because they felt shy of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), whereas Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) sent them to her.

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Do You Know How to Read a Grocery Bar Code?

Always read the labels on the foods you buy – no matter what the front of the box or package says. Turn the little darling over and read the back – carefully!

With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read labels at the grocery store and especially Wal-Mart when buying food products.

Many products no longer show where they were made, they only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code to track it’s origin. So here we go.

Here’s a great way to “buy USA and Canada” if you are concerned about buying from China.

The whole world is fearful of China-made “black hearted good.”

Can you  differentiate which one is made in TAIWAN or CHINA?

If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is  MADE IN CHINA.

471 is made inTAIWAN.

Today the Chinese realize that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA,” so they don’t show from which country they are made.

This is how you educated yourself. Look carefully at the barcode, and simply know that if the first 3 digits are:

690-692 … then it is made in CHINA

00-09 … USA & Canada

30-37 … France

40-44 … Germany

471 …Taiwan

49 … Japan

50 … UK

Buy USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.

We just saved another American’s job.

Iran’s End Times Documentary

By Ryan Mauro (FrontPageMag)
The film uses current events to argue that “the final chapter has begun” and the Mahdi’s arrival is imminent.

The Iranian government has produced a bone-chilling documentary that claims that Ayatollah Khamenei, President Ahmadinejad, and Hassan Nasrallah are talked about in Islamic prophecy as leaders who will wage war to bring about the arrival of the Hidden Imam, which the film says is “very close” to happening.

Reza Kahlili, a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards who spied for the CIA and authored A Time to Betray last year, procured the entire film and says it was created by close associates of Ahmadinejad and was shown to top clerics two weeks ago. His chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, is said to have played a role in its creation. Kahlili allowed FrontPage to view a shortened version of the film over the weekend, which he says the Iranian regime intends to distribute to mosques and Islamic centers throughout the region with an Arabic translation and is currently being shown to members of the Revolutionary Guards and Basiji. Read the complete story!

This article was originally published here.

You can read Ken Timmerman’s report on this at the Newsmax site.

Young Girls BANNED From Selling Girl Scout Cookies On Their Own Front Lawn

Once upon a time in America, if you were a couple of little girls and you wanted to sell lemonae or girl scout cookies at a little stand in front of your home nobody woul give you an proiglems. In fact, most of the people passing by would have smiled and would have seen it as a sign of hope that the next generation was being so industrious.  Well, that is not the way that it works anymore.  Today, all across America nightmarish control freaks are seeking to micromanage every single aspect of our lives.  That includes banning young girls from selling girl scout cookies on their own front lawns.  Yes, you read that correctly.  In Missouri of all places, two young girls named Abigail and Caitlin Mills were recently taught a lesson on how to be good citizens in the emerging totalitarian control grid going up all over the United States.  After a complaint from a neighbor, the city of Hazelwood cracked down on the two girls and told them that they must shut down the girl scout cookie stand that they had been operating in their front yard. For the rest of the story , go to Young Girls BANNED.

The Truth Behind the Religious Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood!

Americans are beginning to ask the important question about the Muslim Brotherhood, “who are they, who are their leaders, and what is their agenda?” Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is of great interest because of his recent involvement in Egypt

1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.  He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world.

2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni Muslim clerics of our generation, and a spiritual authority for millions of Muslims around the world, including the Hamas movement.

3. Al-Qaradawi’s popularity among the Sunnis has grown because of the massive use he makes of electronic media, mainly television and the Internet. One of his most important tools is the Al-Jazeera TV channel, which broadcasts his popular program “Life and Islamic Law,” viewed by tens of millions of Muslims.

4. Al-Qaradawi has often exploited the program for blatant anti-Semitic propaganda and incitement. He was also one of the founders of the Islam Online website in 1997, which often quotes him.

5. Al-Qaradawi refers to his religious views as “moderate Islam,” which seeks to balance intellect and emotion. He has positive attitudes toward reforms in Islam, which he calls “correcting perceptions which were corrupted.” He is considered one of the foremost propounders of the doctrine of the “the law of the Muslim minorities,” which provides the Muslim minorities around the globe with space in which to maneuver and compromise between their daily lives and Islamic law. The aim of implementing his doctrine is to unite  Muslim minorities to make it possible for them to live under non-Muslim regimes, until the final stage of spreading Islam to the entire world.

6. At the same time, building a bridge between the exigencies of Muslim emigrants’ daily lives and Islamic religious law also includes taking over Europe as Islam’s next target.  In 2003, al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa declaring that “Islam will return to Europe as a victorious conqueror after having been expelled twice. This time it will not be conquest by the sword, but by preaching and spreading Islamic ideology…The future belongs to Islam…The spread of Islam until it conquers the entire world and includes the both East and West marks the beginning of the return of the Islamic Caliphate…”

7. Although al-Qaradawi opposes Al-Qaida and its methods, he enthusiastically supports Palestinian terrorism, including suicide bombing attacks targeting the civilian Israeli population.  In the past he also supported “resistance” (i.e., terrorism) to the occupation of Iraq.  He issued fatwas calling for jihad against Israel and the Jews, and authorizing suicide bombing attacks even if the victims were women and children.  He regards all of “Palestine” as Muslim territory (according to Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas ideology), strongly opposes the existence of the State of Israel and rejects the peace treaties signed with it, and opposes the Palestinian Authority. (In the past, he called for the stoning of Mahmoud Abbas.)

8. In response to the dramatic events in Egypt, al-Qaradawi (whose statements are widely reported in Egypt) expressed his support for the demonstrators.  He called on the Egyptian people to fight the despots and forbade the security forces to shoot civilians.  The Islam Online website recently posted a chapter of his book “Islamic Law and Jihad,” according to which jihad against corruption and a tyrannical regime is the most exalted form of jihad, even more important than jihad against external enemies.

9. Al-Qaradawi was expelled from Egypt in 1997 because of his affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed.  After Mubarak was ousted, al-Qaradawi appeared at a February 18 rally attended by more than a million people in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and delivered the sermon.  He expressed his esteem for the young people of Egypt who had revolted against the “despotic Pharaoh” Mubarak. He sent a message of interfaith unity between Muslims and Christians, who had stood and demonstrated side by side.  He praised the Egyptian army which had “adhered to freedom and democracy” and called for the immediate release of all political prisoners and for the rapid formation of a civilian government.  He ended the sermon with a call for the liberation of Al-Aksa mosque and asked the Egyptian army to open the Rafah crossing and allow aid convoys to enter the Gaza Strip.  A few days later, apparently on February 21, he returned to Qatar.

10. The Muslim Brotherhood, which until al-Qaradawi’s arrival was careful to keep a low profile, was quick to declare that it was not behind the invitation that brought him to Egypt, apparently to prevent tensions with the other protest movements.  Dr. Muhammad Sa’ad al-Katatni, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, said that the Muslim Brotherhood had not invited al-Qaradawi to Egypt, but rather that the invitation had come from “the youth in Tahrir Square.”  Spokesmen for other protest movements tried to diminish the importance of al- Qaradawi’s appearance.

11. Al-Qaradawi’s appearance at the rally in Cairo was a tribute to the great popularity he enjoys in Egypt and reflects a new stage in the Muslim Brotherhood’s public involvement in the events in Egypt. However, the statement made by the Muslim Brotherhood spokesman may indicate a potential rivalry and/or dissension between the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt and al-Qaradawi, who entered the leadership vacuum which has plagued the Muslim Brotherhood in recent years.

12. Al-Qaradawi was born in a small Nile delta village in 1926.  His father died when he was two and he grew up in his uncle’s house, in a religious environment.  When he was four he was sent to a religious school.  According to stories, when he was nine he knew the Koran by heart.  As a youth he studied at a religious school in Tanta, where he delved into the writings of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, whom al-Qaradawi said shaped his political and religious thinking.

13. When he was 18 he became a student in the religion department of Al-Azhar University in Cairo.  He graduated in 1953.  The following year he passed the exam to receive a teaching license.  In 1958 he received a Master’s degree in Arab language and literature and in 1973 received a Doctorate.  He has written more than 50 books about various aspects of Islamic jurisprudence.  During his studies at Al-Azhar he was exposed to the Muslim Brotherhood ideology and devoted himself to political Islamic activity and to preaching against the British presence in Egypt.  His preaching against Nasser’s regime led to his being arrested several times.

14. His Islamic political activity and sharp tongue caused him to be dismissed from Al-Azhar University in 1961 and assigned to head its branch in Qatar.  In Qatar, released from the pressures of the Egyptian regime, he became prominent as an independent cleric.  He has lived in Qatar since 1961, where he headed an high religious school.  In 1977 he founded the Department of Islamic Law Studies in the University of Qatar and headed it until 1990.  He also founded an institute for Sunni study.

15. To this day, the institutions he founded are important centers for his activity in the Arab-Muslim world and among Muslim communities in the West.  He was granted Qatari citizenship in honor of the services he performed for the country.  He has received a number of awards and decorations, among them the King Feisal of Saudi Arabia Award, the Islamic University of Malaysia Award and the Sultan of Burundi Award.

16. After the Muslim Brotherhood was outlawed, al- Qaradawi was a wanted man and could not return to Egypt.  From his base in Qatar, he has held a number of posts, both in and outside the country.  These included head of the Qatar University’s institute for the study of the history of the prophet Muhammad; chairman of the association of Muslim scholars, and head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research.  (The ECFR is an Islamic-European umbrella organization for the rapprochement between Muslim communities throughout Europe and for building bridges between the various Islamic schools so that they can integrate life in democratic Christian Europe with Muslim law.)  In July 2007 he launched a forum for moderate Islam named after himself and funded by the Sharia department of the University of Qatar and the moderate Islamic Center in Kuwait. Although al-Qaradawi began as a Muslim Brotherhood activist he later denied membership in it and several times even refused to head the movement in Egypt.

17. Conservative Muslims object to what they consider al- Qaradawi’s excessive flexibility and have occasionally attacked his fatwas as “too permissive.”  Despite the criticism he is esteemed in the Muslim world and most Muslim clerics respect his fatwas.  Many people today consider him the heir of Sayyid Qutb (the Muslim Brotherhood theoretician and senior activist in Egypt) and as the movement’s highest religious and ideological authority, even if he did reject offers to officially head it.

18. The most important of Al-Qaradawi’s books is “The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam.” It was translated into many languages and has sold millions of copies.  Today it is considered the best selling Muslim book after the Koran.

19. Al-Qaradawi’s enthusiastic support of Palestinian terrorism, including when it is directed against civilians, reflects his claim that Israel is a militaristic society where every civilian is a potential soldier.  He has also issued fatwas authorizing attacks on Jews around the world because in his view there is no essential difference between Judaism and Zionism, and therefore every Jewish target equals an Israeli target.  His status as a leading Sunni Muslim cleric gives added importance to his fatwas supporting Palestinian terrorism and make him particularly influential in shaping anti-Israeli sentiments in the Arab-Muslim world.

20. In July 2003, during the height of the suicide bombing terrorism (the second intifada), he addressed the issue of suicide bombings at an ECFR conference.  He said that istishhad (death as a martyr for the sake of Allah), carried out by Palestinian organizations to oppose the so-called “Zionist occupation,” were by no means to be defined as terrorism.

21. Senior Hamas figures relied on al-Qaradawi’s fatwas which authorize suicide-bombing attacks against Israel to justify such attacks.  For example: a) Sheikh Hamid al-Bitawi, a senior Hamas activist in Judea and Samaria, relying on an al- Qaradawi fatwa, said that according to Islamic jurisprudence, “jihad is a collective duty…” and that if infidels occupy any bit of Muslim land – such as the occupation of Palestine by the Jews – jihad becomes the duty of every individual, thus making it permissible to carry out suicide bombing attacks.  b) Dr. Abd al-Aziz al-Rantisi, a senior Hamas leader who died in a targeted killing, relying on a fatwa issued by al-Qaradawi, said that “suicide depends on intention. If the person intends to kill himself because he is fed up with life, that is suicide (which is prohibited).  However, if he wants to die to strike at the enemy and to receive a reward from Allah, he is considered as delivering up his soul [and not as committing suicide].”

22. To help fund Hamas’s civilian infrastructure (the da’wah) al-Qaradawi established the Union of Good, which he heads today.  It is an umbrella organization which raises money for Hamas and other Islamist activities around the globe.  The Union of Good was declared a terrorism-sponsoring organization and outlawed by Israel in February 2002.  In December 2002 it was designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and outlawed.

23. At the beginning of 2010 he criticized Abbas for a UN vote regarding the Goldstone Report, and issued a fatwa calling for Abbas to be stoned in Mecca.  Abbas demanded a retraction from al-Qaradawi, who denied having issued the fatwa.  However, he did admit that during a sermon he said that if accusations against any person in the Palestinian Authority were proved true [i.e., that he had supported the cancellation of the vote on the Goldstone Report], that person should be stoned in Mecca as punishment for treason.  In response, Mahmoud al-Habash, the Palestinian Authority Minister of Religion and Endowments, said that his ministry had ordered all preachers in PA mosques to attack al-Qaradawi personally.

24. Al-Qaradawi has often made anti-Semitic remarks.  For example, his “Life and Islamic Law” program broadcast on March 15, 2009, discussed the topic of righteous Muslims in Islam.  One of the viewers called in and asked about the role of the righteous (al-salkhoun) in the Koran in the liberation of the Islamic holy places and the victory of the Muslim nation.  Al-Qaradawi used the opportunity to attack the Jews, basing his answer on a hadith [oral tradition] calling for the murder of Jews.  On the program he said that righteous Muslims were “the salt of the earth” who were always instrumental in liberating lands.  He called them a source of hope and said he hoped that through them Jerusalem would be “liberated,” as would “Palestine,” the Gaza Strip, and all the lands ruled by the enemies of the Muslims. He said that the war against the Jews was not only the war of the Palestinians but of all Muslims.  He said that the prophet Muhammad had said that “you will continue to fight the Jews and they will fight you until the Muslims kill them.  The Jew hides behind rock and tree. The rock and the tree say, ‘Oh, slave of Allah, oh, Muslim, here is the Jew behind me, come and kill him.'”

25. Al-Qaradawi denounced the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and said it was the duty of every Muslim to help bring the perpetrators to trial.  As opposed to his opposition to Al-Qaida, he called for attacks on Americans fighting in Iraq.  In August 2004, the “Pluralism in Islam” conference was held by Egypt’s Journalists’ Union in Cairo.  At the conference al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa allowing the abduction and murder of American civilians in Iraq to exert pressure on the American army to remove its forces.  He emphasized, “all the Americans in Iraq are fighters, there is no difference between civilians and soldiers, and they have to be fought against because the American civilians come to Iraq to serve the occupation.  Abducting and killing them is a religious duty to make the Americans leave Iraq immediately.  On the other hand, abusing their corpses is forbidden by Islam.”

26. Al-Qaradawi issued the fatwa a week after public figures from various Muslim countries had published an open letter calling for support for the forces fighting the coalition in Iraq.  It was signed by 93 Islamic clerics and public figures, including al-Qaradawi and figures from the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hizbullah.  Ten days later, al-Qaradawi sent a fax to the London-based daily Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat denying “what the media said” and insisting he never issued a fatwa on the issue.  Before the denial was issued, Azzam Halima, al-Qaradawi’s office manager, had confirmed that al- Qaradawi issued a fatwa stating that it was a duty to fight the American civilians in Iraq because they were invaders.

27. Al-Qaradawi strenuously opposes attempts to disseminate Shi’ite Islam and is critical of Iran’s attempts to spread it to Sunni countries. He has also criticized Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah on a number of occasions.

28. In the past al-Qaradawi has said that Muslims should acquire nuclear weapons “to terrify their enemies.”  However, he has said that nuclear weapons should not be used.

29. Regarding the recent events in Tunisia, al-Qaradawi said that the struggle should be continued until all the members of ousted President Ben Ali’s party were removed from their positions, with the exception of the interim President, who should, he said, remain in power to prevent the creation of a constitutional vacuum.   He called on Tunisia to release its political prisoners, bring back political exiles and restore the Islamic customs which were forbidden by the secular regime, such as wearing the veil (hijab) on university campuses.

30. Regarding the recent events in Libya, al-Qaradawi called on Muammar Gaddafi to relinquish power and to learn the lessons of Egypt and Tunisia.  He said that a revolt against Gaddafi was an Islamic religious duty, and called on the members of the tribes in Libya to rise up against Gaddafi and join the ranks of the demonstrators.  He called on the Libyan army “to behave like their brothers in Egypt, to stand alongside the people to restore to Libya its Arab Islamic character.”  He said that those who had died during the violent events in Libya were shaheeds in paradise and supported the jihad fighters rising up against the Libyan regime.

ABOVE ARTICLE’S SOURCE: The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center is part of the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC), an NGO based north of Tel Aviv that is dedicated to the memory of the fallen of the Israeli intelligence community.

Another Gaza War Just A Matter of Time!

by Ryan Jones (Israel Today News)

Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a Grad-type short-range missile at the Israeli coastal town of Ashkelon on last Sunday, as observers warned that Israel’s deterrence is eroding.

Two people were treated for shock following the Ashkelon attack.  Earlier on Sunday, two Kassam rockets and a mortar shell hit another nearby Israeli community.

On last Saturday (Shabat), Gaza-based terrorists significantly escalated the situation when they fired no fewer than 50 mortar shells at farming communities in southern Israel. At least one Israeli was wounded by shrapnel.

Israel invaded the Gaza Strip in December 2008 following a major escalation of Hamas-led artillery attacks on southern Israel.  Since that brief war, which Israel was harshly criticized for, military officials have been warning that the next Gaza war is only a matter of time.

The reason is that the international community is all too ready to jump on Israel’s back for defending itself, but does little to nothing to curb the provocative attacks that eventually necessitate an Israeli response.  And Hamas knows this all too well.

The December 2008-January 2009 Gaza war, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, dealt a heavy blow to Hamas and its terrorist allies, and they are likely not ready for a repeat just yet.  But commentators in the Israeli media are warning that the IDF’s deterrence is eroding, as it always tends to do when the enemy is left to fight another day.

And the next time Israel must enter Gaza, the price on both sides is likely to be much higher.  Every time Israel directly engages the terrorists, they, the terrorists, learn how to better kill the Israelis.  In the next Gaza war, it is widely accepted that Israel will face more defensive obstacles, more advanced weaponry and even more sadistic exploitation of the civilian population as a human shield.

Question: What Country is Setting On the World’s Largest Untapped Oil Reserve?

Economic despair reigns in America, as stagnation and mounting debt make our future look hopeless. Yet America is uniquely positioned to rebound and recover our economic preeminence. All that is necessary is a political decision to reverse our energy policy and stimulate domestic production of hydrocarbons. From that would flow a true economic stimulusthat would mend many of our ills.

The United States is again, for the second time in less than three years, being reminded of its absurd dependence of foreign sources of energy, most notably, oil.  The upheavals in the Middle East have driven up the cost of a barrel of oil into triple digits as it was in 2008.  The increasing demands of countries such as China and India and the deliberate devaluation of the dollar by the Federal Reserve and the Obama administration are steadily pushing up oil prices in dollars.

The country’s dependence of foreign sources has increased to 52% of the daily requirement as compared to 45% just 15 years ago.  Over half of that amount comes from countries that are inherently unstable or ruled by despotic regimes whose interest it is to de-stabilize the United States.

Yet the United States is sitting on the world’s largest untapped oil reserve.  A natural resource that would not only mitigate the over $400 Billion sent overseas to other countries but could create untold millions of jobs and put the country on a sound financial footing.

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Why are we in Libya?

Daily Events
Friodays with Erick Erickson
3.25.11 A Human Events Publicatio

I still have no idea why we are in Libya.  If it really was for a humanitarian crisis, why then have we not gone into Darfur or North Korea or China?  The answer cannot be because they’ll fight back.  That may be true for the Chicoms and NORKs, but Darfur?

No, we are going into Libya because the women at the White House brow beat the President of the United States into doing it.  If only George Clooney knew he could get Hillary, Susan, and Samantha to tell Barry how to drive the car and where, we’d have been in Darfur in February 2009.

Not any more.  That ship has sailed and Libya is turning into an international embarrassment.  Ghaddafi or Gaddafi or Khaddafi or Quaddafi, a man not bright enough to become absolute dictator and promote himself above Colonel, will probably hang on.  The rebels, it turns out, are supported by Al Qaeda and are, themselves, more savage than the perpetual Colonel.

Yes, it is true.  We went in to prevent a humanitarian crisis and have instead caused a humanitarian crisis.  The Libyan rebels are butchering sub-Saharan “black Africans” when not chasing them out of town.  In some cases, they are using the same prisons (Gh)(G)(Kh)(Qu)addafi used so they can torture African immigrants in Libya.

These are the people we are supporting all because Hillary, Susan, and Samantha wanted to show the world that America is, in fact, willing to engage in a military action when our national security is not at stake.

— Erick Erickson

Florida Judge Orders Use of Islamic Law in Mosque

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 02:35 PM
By Newsmax Wires

TAMPA — A Tampa judge is under fire after ruling that he will follow Islamic law in a case against a local mosque that ultimately could decide who controls $2.2 million in state money.

Hillsborough Circuit Judge Richard Nielsen said he will decide in a lawsuit against a local mosque, the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, ” whether the parties in the litigation properly followed the teachings of the Koran in obtaining an arbitration decision from an Islamic scholar,” tampabay.com reports.

“This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic Law,” the judge wrote in his March 3 ruling.

The case stems from a lawsuit filed by several male members of the mosque who say that in 2002, they were unfairly and improperly removed as trustees, the site reported. The center later received $2.2 million from the state after some of its land was used in a road project, and who controls that money is part of the lawsuit.

Tampabay.com quoted the mosque’s attorney saying his client has appealed to the 2nd District Court of Appeal challenging Nielsen’s use of religion in the case.

“The mosque believes wholeheartedly in the Koran and its teachings,” attorney Paul Thanasides said. “They certainly follow Islamic law in connection with their spiritual endeavors. But with respect to secular endeavors, they believe Florida law should apply in Florida courts.”

Sen. Alan Hays and Rep. Larry Metz, Florida Republicans, filed legislation to prevent Islamic law, or any foreign legal code, from being applied in state courts, tampabay.com said.

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