More Free Speech Shenanigans


Zachariah Anani's Interview With Walid Shoebat

From Ummah News Links:

ONTARIO, Jan. 22 - There is a growing and forceful campaign by CAIR and other Islamist organizations in Canada to silence the free speech of Zachariah Anani and undermine his legitimacy as a Canadian citizen, by calling for his arrest and deportation. Anani is a former terrorist-militant, a refugee from Lebanon and Muslim convert to Christianity. CAIR, an organization which claims to be the voice of moderation, should be embracing Anani's message against violence and the dangers of extremism instead of mounting a witch hunt against him. It's no wonder that CAIR is attacking Anani, as it has been documented that many of the leaders of CAIR have openly supported the positions of Hamas, Hizballah and al-Queda—all recognized terrorist organizations.

Recently, Anani spoke on the dangers of radical extremism at a church in Ontario. A backlash ensued, with CAIR and other Islamist groups pressuring political leaders to throw Anani and his family out of the country. Two members of Parliament, and one member of City Council joined the mayor of Windsor in denouncing Anani. None of these political officials, however, attended the lecture or even watched a video of it. The content of Anani's speech was almost exclusively from passages he read directly from the Koran. Wally Chafchak, a member of the Windsor Police Services Board and the Windsor Islamic Association, is leading the charge to have Anani arrested. According to Arab American News of Michigan, CAIR Canada is also calling for Anani's arrest. In the Criminal Code there is a section that deals with spreading hatred in the community, Chafchak said. This instance should fall under those laws. Justice can only be served if this person is charged.

Nut Walid Shoebat, a former terrorist from the West Bank, believes silencing Anani is a dangerous trend with far reaching implications for the future of Canadian and eventually US freedoms.

"Incarcerating or deporting a former terrorist who wants to warn the world about extremism will set a dangerous precedence for Canada," Shoebat says. "Instead of censoring free speech, CAIR should be encouraging Muslims to embrace Canadian culture, as other groups have, and not try to change it in a way that will censor the freedoms Canadians have fought and died for."

Shoebat believes that CAIR and other Islamist organizations should join Anani in encouraging Muslims to speak out against terrorism and the killing, raping, forced conversion, mutilation and other acts of violence perpetrated by Jihadist groups worldwide against non-Muslims. On Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m., Walid Shoebat, Zachariah Anani and Kamal Saleem, all former terrorists, will speak at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Britain Fights Back!

Intelligence agencies are monitoring every Muslim who travels from Britain to Mecca on pilgrimage in a wider effort to piece together intelligence on suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist activity. A senior official has disclosed that the operation targeting trips to the holy city in Saudi Arabia by more than 100,000 British Muslims is part of a trawl by MI5 and MI6 for information about movements of suspected terrorists. It follows evidence that British Islamic terrorists have visited the city before carrying out attacks in Britain and abroad.

Great Britain

Great Britain

The importance of the intelligence operation was one of the reasons given by spy chiefs for maintaining ties with Saudi Arabia when the Saudi government was threatening to break off intelligence ties over a bribery investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into BAE, Britain’s prime defence contractor....

This weekend Muslim leaders voiced their unhappiness about the operation. Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, leader of the Muslim parliament, said: “It is absolutely wrong that people who are going to Mecca for entirely religious purposes should be monitored by the security services. It is a sad commentary on Britain’s relations with Saudi Arabia.”

Same old self-pitying chaff that ripples through the same crowds every time a Muslim is suspected of anything other than being the savior of the world. If these public passive-aggressive Muslim whiners can't figure it out for themselves, I'll tell you what is TRULY wrong:

It's wrong that people visiting or living in Saudi Arabia cannot carry bibles or hold bible studies in their homes or erect buildings to assemble together and worship the God of Jesus, who is a far better example to us as a life to be lived, despite what Nietzsche and other notables have said, than to mimic the Machiavellian tenets and personal example of Mohammed and Mohammedism.

Whether you, dear reader, are a believer or an unbeliever, you must admit that it's wrong that people can be murdered if they convert to Christianity in these Muslim lands, perfectly within the laws of those lands. It's wrong that people can be forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint, as has happened throughout Muslim history, even now. Note the recent incident of the Fox News journalists.

What does one do with a religion that commands its believers to slay the disbelievers, and promises a better afterlife for doing so? What does one do with a religion that says that the entire planet belongs to its followers and no other religion must exist? What does one do with a religion that says that its followers have a claim over everything that a disbeliever owns, including, but not limited to, his womenfolk and wealth?

What does one do with a religion whose sole prophet was a murderer, looter, rapist and a paedophile and who is described by his followers as "The Perfect Man to emulate"—yes, what does one do with this religion? And its followers?

No Fooling Around


Ain't the Islam street warm and fuzzy?

Ihe following information is adapted from a newsletter I received from Brigitte Gabriel's anti-jihadist ACT! organization—The American Congress For Truth. Ms. Gabriel is a Lebanese-American Christian who grew up in war torn Lebanon, and now speaks out against what she believes is an all out proto-Islamic assault on the West and its core values. Tradecraft. Persona. Deception. Disinformation. Cover Story: Western operational terms and techniques. These words and their general meaning and purpose are familiar to anyone familiar with American TV and film spy thrillers. But we should know that Islamic terrorists have their own terms: taqiyya (pronounced tark-e-ya) precautionary dissimulation or deception and keeping one's convictions secret and a synonymous term. And another is kitman, which is mental reservation and dissimulation or concealment of malevolent intentions...

Taqiyya and kitman or "holy hypocrisy" has been diffused throughout Arabic culture for over fourteen hundred years since it was developed by Shiites as a means of defence and concealment of beliefs against Sunni unbelievers. As the Prophet said: "he who keeps secrets shall soon attain his objectives."

The skillful use of taqiyya and kitman was often a matter of life and death against enemies; it is also a matter of life and death to many contemporary Islamic terrorists. As so often in the history of Islam, a theological doctrine became operational.

During the Spanish inquisition, Sunni Moriscos attended mass and returned home to wash their hands of the "holy water". In operational terms, taqiyya and kitman allowed the "mujahadeen" to assume whatever identity was necessary to fulfill their mission; they had doctrinal and theological and later jurisprudential sanction to pretend to be Jews or Christians to gain access to Christian and Jewish targets: "the mujahadeen can take the shape of the enemy".

Taqiyya is common to both Shiite and Sunni Muslim discourse and has significant implications for understanding Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist operations. The theory and practice of counterterrorism would be counterproductive, indeed pointless, and even harmful, without reference to taqiyya and kitman and the crucial role of deception ranging from Islamic jurisprudence to Al Qaeda training manuals, which carry detailed instructions on the use of deception by terrorists in Western target countries.

According to Christian ethics lying is a sin; In Islamic jurisprudence and theology, the use of taqiyya against the unbelievers is regarded as a virtue and a religious duty. "Verily the most honourable of you in the sight of God is the most pious among you; verily, God is knowing, aware!"

Shi'a interpret the phrase above as "he among you who exercises Taqiyya most".

Like many Islamic concepts taqiyya and kitman were formed within the context of the Arab-Islamic matrix of tribalism, expansionary warfare and conflict. Taqiyya has been used by Muslims since the 7th century to confuse and split "the enemy" wherever conflicts arise. A favored tactic was "deceptive triangulation" aimed to persuade the enemy that jihad was not aimed at them but at another enemy. Another tactic was to deny that there was jihad at all. The fate for such faulty assessments by the target was death.

Al Taqiyya is with tongue only; not the heart. A believer can make any statement as long as the "heart is comfortable". The 9/11 terrorists lived and visited in the United States for two years before the 9/11 attacks. How did they acculturate? By the use of taqiyya. Meaning: I hate you but I smile at you—in public.

In contemporary political discourse and debates Islamic spokesmen commonly use taqiyya as a form of "outwitting". The matter under discussion is not to be debated or discussed; rather the opponent is to "outwitted" through taqiyya, by diversion of the subject and obfuscation aided at times with a mystical reference to God or Allah.

The claim that difficulties in translating from Arabic to English make communication with non-Arab speakers difficult or impossible, is another form of outwitting. The tactical use of a translator offers considerable advantage.

Roleplaying As Victim
Claiming to be "the victim" of religious discrimination and intolerance during debate or discussion is another form of distraction and "outwitting".

Manipulating Ambiguity
Sheik Hilaly of Sydney, Australia is on public record as (a) "condemning" the 9/11 attacks in ambiguous terms and (b) praising suicide and martyr operations. However, Islamic spokesmen will rarely condemn a specific act of terrorism and direct questions will be skillfully evaded.

For example, questions relating to the 9/11 terrorists attacks will be diverted by a causally irrelevant counter-reference to the plight of the Palestinians, the nefarious role of Israel and US foreign policy and support for Israel as "causes" of terrorism. Anti-Semitism, a core belief of Islamic fundamentalism is also skillfully diverted by misleading and exaggerated historical references to the alleged status enjoyed by Jews and non-believers under Islamic rule, thereby deflecting critical examination of the virulent contemporary Islamic anti-Semitism.

Demanding Evidence
Islamic spokesmen practice a form of taqiyya defined in psychology as "cognitive denial" by repetitive and extreme requests for "evidence" and "proof" of alleged terrorist acts, which they know cannot be disclosed.

Tactical Denial
Rather than admitting that a proposition concerning a state of affairs can be partly true, an Islamic spokesman will deny a claim or proposition in absolute terms. For example, "It is impossible to be a Muslim and a terrorist", which is false and "Islam forbids suicide", which is true, but irrelevant as suicide or martyrdom attacks are not forbidden in the Koran.

Exploiting Cognitive Dissonance
Islamic spokesman tend to be baffle television interviewers and puzzle viewers as they resort to double talk "cliches and platitudes" concerning Islam. A state of cognitive dissonance—holding two contradictory beliefs and attempting to resolve them—is induced in viewers as they attempt to process the claim that Islam is a peaceful religion with the dissonant facts of Islamic terrorist acts and operations.

The Islamic "defense" script
Islamic spokesmen repeat the same predictable platitudes concerning Islam in London as do Islamic spokesmen in Seattle and often appear to follow a prepared script from "Islam is tolerant and peace loving" to the claim by Islamic spokeswomen invariably claiming that wearing the veil offers them more freedom (women in Muslim countries are therefore "freer" than women in western countries), thereby precluding further examination into the real status of women under Islamic rule.

Islamic platitudes are also echoed uncritically by Western politicians. For example "A small group of fundamentalists have hijacked a great religion". The timely, skilful, misleading and diversionary theme of the "hijacking" of Islam was introduced into public, political and media discourse by an Islamic 'spokesmen" in the United States shortly after the 9/11
terrorist attacks.

The "Islam has been hijacked" diversionary theme is now a conventional media and political reference deflecting attention from empirical and historical examination of the doctrinal, political and religious continuity of Islamic terrorism. A related theme that a small minority of Muslims are engaged in terrorism is utterly irrelevant as Islamic terrorism is always perpetrated by 'small minorities" or more accurately" small groups".

Australia television viewers noted that interviews with terrorist suspects raided by security authorities invariably featured veiled women holding small children or a baby as they protested their husband's innocence and attested to his innate goodness. Trembling fingers pointed to "damage" to the family residence. In some interviews the suspect/father holds the child, whilst denying involvement or knowledge of terrorism in any sense of the word: an example of taqiyya in the age of impressions and perception management.

The contemporary political meaning of jihad is clear: it is Jihad of the sword. Egyptian-based Islamic fundamentalists, from whom Bin Laden recruited his key operatives, believe jihad is the fourth pillar of Islam and is a binding belief and integral to the faith. Claiming that Jihad is a subjective and psychological state of personal struggle is taqiyya. In contemporary terms, Jihad means—holy war—against unbelievers and it in this context that Al Qaeda training manuals refer to Jihad as "Holy War" against infidels.

The study of taqiyya and kitman is crucial to an understanding of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism ranging from the issuing of false terrorist threats, operational and strategic disinformation issued by Al Qaeda in the form of "intelligence chatter" to the use of taqiyya and kitman by terrorists during interrogation and the use of systematically misleading expressions concerning Islam and terrorism by Muslim 'spokesmen".

All in all, this sounds eerily similar to typical American political speech patterns. But look again. This is our enemy's speech. It is being used against us. To infiltrate us, and take us down from within. The trojan horse approach, get it? And as noted above, our own greedy leadership parrots most of it right back to us, and tells us to swallow it, or else be condemned as a race baiter or worse. And the politically correct are too mushy mushy to notice what all this means to them down the road when all the blinders are off.

Something is radically wrong here.

Save Ethiopia From The Wolves

Cracking Surface

Cracking Surface

Posted on Jihad Watch by Hugh Fitzgerald, the following article makes clear YET AGAIN the ridiculous posture American and other Western politicians have taken toward Muslim aggressors anywhere they find them across the global with one notable exception—Afghanistan—and that was only a quarter measure of the necessary response because these same leaders were too busy planning an attack on Iraq instead of focussing on a clean victory in Taliban territories. But I digress:

Talk to Ethiopian Christians in the West. Ask them about their fears. Not fears or memories of this or that regime, of Mengistu and the Derg, or complaints about Zenawi, but fears about Islam. Many may be hesitant at first, thinking perhaps you might be a Muslim or a supporter of Muslims, but if you forthrightly declare your own views, see what you are told in return, what a torrent may follow.

The demographic conquest of the last redoubt of Christianity, the famous Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia, so famous that when the inhabitants of Western Christendom, under constant Muslim attack, with raids up and down the coasts of Europe as far as Ireland and on one occasion, even as far as Iceland, sought and found a comforting myth of the powerful Christian king, beyond the lands of Islam, who would help the Christians of Europe fight the menace of Islam. At first this mythical kingdom of Prester John was located in Asia, in distant India, but later became identified in the minds of many in Europe with Ethiopia as the new Kingdom of Prester John.

Here is how one blogger at an Addis Ababa site expresses his fears:

The transparent argument here is that Christians are not allowed to help fellow Christians lest the war be perceived, as it is declared to be by the Muslims in Somalia and by all the non-Somali Muslims who will help them, as a war between Muslims and Christians.
"Ethiopia is at a crossroads. In fact it was headed for this crossroad no matter who was prime minister. It is a lion cub being hunted by the sabre of Islam. Islam is at odds with democracy, freedom and human liberty. It will ultimately oppose Ethiopia, even in violation of its own Koran.

I have been traveling & working in Ethiopia for several years now. There have been many changes. While the politics of Meles may be brought into question. Any situation beats the DERG and I would say the current status, though far from perfect beats an Islamic state any day. Ethiopia faces the loss of a developing democracy to the enemies of freedom and liberty.

Where Islam is the minority they are as lambs, where they are equal in power they are like a fox, when Islam is the majority they are as wolves.

What's going on is not merely political or philosophical, it is a war of ideology. The sovereignty of Ethiopia is at stake. Shore up her borders and then tackle the internal issues, as a parlimentary democracy—there is less freedom in an Islamic-fascist state. Just visit Somalia or Eritrea."

A former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia wrote: ‘Islam in Ethiopia has confined itself entirely to the spiritual realm. It has shown no interest in politics, though it is keenly aware that it comprises at least half the population and probably more.’ Furthermore, Ethiopia’s unshakable image in the eyes of the world is that of a Christian nation. The recent U.S. Department of State classification of all the main Horn of Africa nations in the region, except Ethiopia, as either predominantly Arab or Muslim, also reinforces that image.
One might also note the views of Muslim apologists who do not want the Americans helping Ethiopia precisely because it is seen as a "Christian" state, and this would offend Muslims, who apparently are free to wage Jihad, but we who are not Muslims must not extend aid to fellow non-Muslims lest this put a "religious" cast on what, of course, is already a religiously-prompted war.

This absurd argument can be found in a piece that appeared in a Houston paper, of which an excerpt is given below:

There are several reasons why aligning with Ethiopia on Somalia would be a bad idea that might even jeopardize the current coalition and undermine the long-term objectives of the war against global terrorism.

First, such partnership with a nation that portrays itself as "a Christian" nation against a Muslim neighbor, which is a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Arab League, and based on little and tainted information, would give the war a religious color, thereby undermining President Bush's core message right from the start: that the war is against terrorism, not against Islam.

Historically, Ethiopia viewed itself as a "Christian island surrounded by a Muslim sea." As a result, Islam has historically been perceived as a major threat to this country, and Ethiopian Muslims, though they constitute at least half of the population, have had an invisible presence in the country. A former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia wrote: 'Islam in Ethiopia has confined itself entirely to the spiritual realm. It has shown no interest in politics, though it is keenly aware that it comprises at least half the population and probably more.'

Furthermore, Ethiopia's unshakable image in the eyes of the world is that of a Christian nation. The recent U.S. Department of State classification of all the main Horn of Africa nations in the region, except Ethiopia, as either predominantly Arab or Muslim, also reinforces that image. Apparently, this has nothing to do with being "predominantly Arab or Muslim."

The transparent argument here is that Christians are not allowed to help fellow Christians lest the war be perceived, as it is declared to be by the Muslims in Somalia and by all the non-Somali Muslims who will help them, as a war between Muslims and Christians.

About one thing the writer is correct: there are many Muslims in Ethiopia, and its Christian character is threatened by the missionary efforts, and the usual overbreeding by Muslims. That is another problem, and it is a problem that needs to be recognized and not ignored but dealt with, because it is in the interests of the entire non-Muslim world that Ethiopia remain a Christian country and not succumb to Islam. And whatever that takes—:including the transfer of some Muslims into Somalia—should be considered.

Both Sides Now

Sharia Law

Always the push for sharia law...

Just to be clear about this. I tend to rant against the leftists because I know more of them in my personal orbit, but the righties own a good bit of blame here, too, in turning a blind eye to the Boys of Sharia Law. We live in a capitalist world, and money doesn't just talk, it screams in bold bloody italics, and we need to be diligently concerned about the problem this presents us in the muddy middle because the multinational corporate elite is fixated on Arab and Islamic money and uninterrupted markets. That's why the elite embraces the oily lies generated by Muslims on the move, both in Europe and in North America.

George Dubya got his start in business thanks to help from the bin Laden family. And I read some source recently claiming that the distinguished law firm of Baker Botts works just three clients—Exxon Mobil, the Bush Family and the Saudis (whom they also serve as a lobbyist in DC), but their official boilerplate is more telling as follows:

"Baker Botts is a global firm with approximately 700 lawyers serving clients of all sizes in a wide variety of industries all over the world. A global energy and technology firm with world-class lawyers, we have reach that extends beyond U.S. borders and have delivered outstanding legal service since 1840. Baker Botts is a recognized national leader in complex litigation, white collar criminal defense and appellate advocacy. From negotiating complex transcontinental pipeline projects throughout the world to navigating rapidly changing technology and business environments, Baker Botts' collaborative teams consistently provide excellent client service."

Yep. Oil slicks and politicians are selling us out. Read this important commentary on the swindle.

No ideological blinders here my heroes—the problem lurks from both the Left and the Right. It's time to start driving those nails into the coffin of political correctness and business as usual in winning this war forward without one arm tied behind our backs as both parties and their respective natural allies would have it.

In other news, Ted Halstead and Michael Lind's book—The Radical Center— arrived today. So I'm off to the reading chair...

To read both sides now...