Hezbollah Rockets Suck

Apparently the rockets possessed by Hezbollah are quite shabby, they miss their targets quite often, but that isn’t really the point of this post. This Sandmonkey poses some really great and insightful questions to people of all ethnic backgrounds concerning the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, in Lebanon.

Impressed by this point of view that I haven’t considerd before, I asked him what he would’ve thought, if a Hezbollah rocket had attacked a building in Israel, killing 55 civillians, of which 30 were children. He responded immeidtely “I would’ve thought it was great! A7san!”.

So I repeated the same question to 8 other co-workers, and the responses so far have been as follows: 7 said they would celebrate, and 2 said that such an attack would’ve been bad, but justified! Yeah! Not a single person said that the death of any civllian, on either side, is an equal tragedy. Civillians dead on our side is tragic, civillian deaths on their side cause for celebration. And if you think I am being unfair or demonizing arabs or whatever, do me a favor and try it at your work place and/or with members of your family. Conduct this little social experiment and see for yourself. The results are very interesting.

There’s an extensive list of very well thought out comments to read through too. As you can imagine, some comments are quite heated.

UPDATE:
Now, Sandmonkey has been slandered in a BBC-Arabic article. The author of the BBC article says:

The owner of the famous Sandmonkey blog, who published a Poem that encoruages Israel to flatten Hezbollah a couple of days ago, has said that Israel has encouraged a new generation of arab liberal to hate it.

The BBC article author flat out lied in his article, saying Sandmonkey published a poem encouraging Israel to flatten Hezbollah. That’s not the impression I got from the “Some slightly uncomfortable questions” post. I think that BBC author has gotten himself in more trouble than he probably knows. I think Sandmonkey is contemplating suing for libel. I hope he does.

With Love, From Israel

Go Isreal! Tear those Hezbollah pansies down! w00t! Seriously though, Israel is doing a good thing by attacking Hezbollah and Lebanon. They’re simply defending what’s theirs. Had Israel been left alone they wouldn’t have gone on the offensive. Civilians are going to die, there’s absolutely, positively no way to avoid civilian casualties when you’re firing rockets back and forth.
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This guy’s pissed off about the Israeli girls putting “greeting” messages on rockets being launched from Israel. The messages are, of course, intended for the Hezbollah members on the receiving end, not for the kids and other civilians that get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It really warms my heart to see those little girls writing on the shells. Arabs have been teaching their kids to hate Israelis for how long now? Israel has long been the target of Arab nations. It’s so freakin asinine how people and more specifically Muslims/Arabs get upset when Israel starts defending itself. I really think we’re probably seeing the beginning of World War III. I knew it’d happen within 5 years.

ACLU & CAIR Promoting Islam While Suppressing Christians & Jews

Crossposted from Stop The ACLU.

Originally Appeared on Gribbit’s Word on 28 August 2005

For a year now, Stop The ACLU has been bringing information to you about the evil ways of the ACLU. We’ve been telling you about their war on religion, the Boy Scouts, Christmas, religious icons in public, the 10 Commandments, children, and the United States. But are you listening?

Judging by the comments that we receive, I’d say the only people listening are our own members and those who are poised to argue the ACLU cause. But we must have some readers who are in shock or out-right disbelief that any organization called “American” Civil Liberties Union would be fighting for causes contrary to the best interests of this nation. But they are.

Their latest alliance is with CAIR (Council on American – Islamic Relations). Op/Ed writer Sher Zieve had this to say in The American Daily.

ACLU Alliance with CAIR?
By Sher Zieve (08/26/05)

For those who are still not familiar with the group CAIR – the Council on American – Islamic Relations – I’ll provide some background information. Founded in 1994, CAIR is headquarted in Washington, DC and has thirty-one chapters and regional offices in the United States and Canada. Of note, CAIR was founded by Nihad Awad, Omar Ahwad, Rafiq Jaber and other former members of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP). Jaber is also the current spokesman for the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation in Illinois; a mosque tied to the IAP and the Quranic Literacy Institute that were named in the 2004 drive-by murder of David Boim. The IAP and Quranic Literacy Institute were ordered by the court to pay Boim’s family $156MM in restitution; money that had previously been raised in the US (as “charity” donations) by these Islamic organizations. *US donations used to finance terrorist activities and, subsequently, for the results of said terrorist activities – most interesting.

Note: The IAP has often been referred to as the American wing of Hamas – a terrorist group that has vowed to destroy Israel. Of interest, Hamas senior leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said in a recent interview with Arab newspaper Asharq Al Awsat: “We do not and will not recognize a state called Israel. This land is the property of all Muslims in all parts of the world. Let Israel die!” Suffice it to say, this is not an organization that has any desire or any plans for peace.

CAIR currently has enough political and “PC” (political-correctness) clout to cow the US political and business establishment. Even though three of its (now former) members were convicted of federal terrorism charges, CAIR has greatly increased its influence in the US. Of note are CAIR’s intimidation of the publication National Review to stop [its] running advertisements for the books “The Life and Religion of Mohammed” and “The Sword of the Prophet” and the recent firing of talk-show host Michael Graham from ABC-Disney Radio for making anti-Islamo-fascist comments. Is a trend being established, here? Are all Radio talk-show hosts no longer going to be able to speak against Islamic terrorism? Watch out Rush, Praeger and Hannity! You may be next.

Islamic education in the US (are these Wahabee schools?) also appears to be in the process of attempting to take over US private school organizations – at least in Texas. In 2004, the Islamic Education Institute of Texas sought inclusion into TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools). As reported by the Houston Chronicle, Edd Burleson (Director of TAPPS) had the ‘extreme audacity’ to ask questions of the Islamic educational organization. Quoting the Islamic Quran, which calls upon Muslims to be violent against Christians and Jews, Burleson asked in a letter containing ten questions to the group: “Why do you wish to join an organization whose membership is basically in total disagreement with your religious beliefs?” and “Why do you wish to join an organization whose membership is basically in total disagreement with your religious beliefs?” As if asking these questions weren’t cheeky enough, Burleson went on to ask about the Islamic organization’s position on “the spread of Islam in America” and the objectives of the school “in this regard.” A week later, Burleson sent another letter that included the question “Do you teach your students to ‘Make war on them (Christians and Jews) until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme’ (Koran 8:37)?” These questions were enough to bring the ACLU flying to Islam’s defense. The ACLU and CAIR demanded an apology from Burleson! It appears that questions directed to Islamic organizations are no longer to be allowed in the USA. However, as we already know, reverse situations are allowed. Christians may be asked any and all questions and are allowed to be brow-beaten unmercifully by both Islam and the ACLU. Christians are not liked nor accepted by Islam. And if we have learned anything at all from its myriad suits against the teaching or even displays of Christianity, neither does the ACLU. Remember the ACLU’s threatened suit against the County of Los Angeles, for merely having a small cross on its County Seal? One has to wonder if the ACLU would have threatened the county if the Islamic crescent had been present. Doubtful. But then, the ACLU is increasingly joining with CAIR on a number of battlefronts and lawsuits. A few of these include the following:

* The ACLU is working with CAIR and Amnesty International (a decidedly in-my-opinion Marxist group) to defend Ghassan Elashi and his brothers who were convicted of terrorism.
* In 2001, the ACLU joined CAIR and other Islamic support groups to challenge the detention of potential terrorists.
* In 2003, the ACLU joined CAIR and other Muslim advocacy groups to challenge portions of the Patriot Act.
* Also, in 2003, the Ohio chapter of the ACLU awarded its yearly “Liberty Flame Award” to the Ohio chapter of CAIR “for contributions to the advancement and protection of civil liberties.”
* In 2004, the ACLU joined CAIR in demanding the FBI make its files public as to [its] surveillance of Chicago Muslim groups and ‘expressed special concern today over the FBI’s targeting of Muslims and Arabs in the Chicago community’. Note: Remember it was two Illinois groups (the IAP and Quranic Literacy Institute) that were convicted of terrorist murder.
* In North Carolina 2005, the ACLU joined forces with CAIR toward including swearing on the Koran (as opposed to the Bible) for Muslims. Note: The push for Shari’a law in Canada has already become a strong force. Will the US be next?

The above cites are only a few examples of the ACLU’s increasing alliance with CAIR; an association that does not appear to have any indications of disbanding. Yet, the ACLU’s affinity towards Christian groups and Christianity as a whole is nonexistent. Although some may wonder at the ACLU’s agenda, I don’t. Its current and past actions speak louder than any possible words. Don’t believe me? Check the Net, yourself, for ACLU-CAIR alliances. The alignments are there for anyone willing to take the time to do so. I, for one, find it exceedingly troubling.

Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s Op/Ed columns are widely carried by multiple Internet Journals and sites and she also writes hard news. Her columns have, also, appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Boston Star, Massachusetts Sun, Sacramento Sun, in International news publications and on multiple University websites. Ms. Zieve has been a guest on several radio shows, including The Alan Colmes’ Show, and is currently working on her first political book: “The Liberal’s Guide To Conservatives” http://www.augustagency.com/authors.htm

Zieve firmly believes that if Leftists ran the country (and left to their own inane devices), it would be the end of the United States as a sovereign nation.

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As large of a threat as radical Islam as practiced by al-Qaeda is to the security of the United States, the ACLU is a larger threat. Why do I say that? Because the ACLU is doing to America what the Soviet Union couldn’t. They are making good on the promise that Kruschev made at the UN when he proclaimed that the Soviet Union would bury us. They have been doing it slowly and silently over an 85 year period. They do it by opposing everything that is America.

In radical Islam and al Qaeda, the ACLU sees a method by which they can accomplish their goals more quickly. They see the measures being taken to secure the country as a way to further exploit the American public’s fears of losing their freedoms. And this is a misconception that the ACLU is feeding. By creating a reason to fear the loss.

The ACLU has been going around telling America that the Patriot Act is an infringement on the Constitutional right to privacy. No such right exists. The only people that should fear the provisions of the Patriot Act are those wishing to do harm to the nation either knowingly or unknowingly.

If you are involved in a terrorist cell you should fear it. If you are involved in funneling money to a terrorist cell, you should be afraid. If you are involved in donating monies to organizations which funnel funds to terrorists and terrorist cells you should be worried. But if you are doing nothing to harm your country, the Patriot Act isn’t something that you should fear. The ACLU is.

The ACLU would have you believe that designating 2 minutes at the beginning of the school day for school children to pray, meditate, study, read, or sleep is state promotion of religion. But they think nothing of teaching classes on understanding Islam.

The ACLU objects to the presence of the 10 Commandments on the walls of a court house. But yet they call for the Koran to be used in the court house for swearing in Muslim defendants and witnesses.

The ACLU has a problem with displaying a nativity scene in the town square but they see nothing wrong with witches performing ceremonies there.

The ACLU has launched an assault on religion in America. With just a few exceptions. Islam, Wicca, and the Church of Satan are all ok with the ACLU. But Christianity and Judaism are taboo.


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Iraq’s Parliamentary Election (Updated)

Iraqis are voting in what some say is the most important election yet. The Sunnis, who boycotted the parliamentary election in January ’04, are expected to turn out in droves for this election. 1000 or so Sunni clerics issued fatwas urging their followers to participate in this election.

More than 1,000 Sunni clerics issued a religious decree, or fatwa , urging their followers to vote, rallying what is expected to be a massive turnout by Sunnis, who widely obeyed the clerics’ instructions to boycott parliamentary elections in January.


Bill Roggio is on the ground in Iraq, go check it out for some election coverage right from the source. There’s lots of purple finger photos floating in the blogosphere right now. Iraqis have an impressive amount of support coming from U.S. bloggers and bloggers throughout the world. The large list of bloggers below wishing Iraqis the best is a prime example. I can’t believe we’ve made this much progress in such short time. Other bloggers:
Iraq the Model
Stop the ACLU
No End But Victory
American Future
Ankle Biting Pundits
The Indepundit
American Warmonger
Michelle Malkin
Outside The Beltway
In The Bullpen
Conservative Thinking

UPDATE: Brian at Iowa Voice has an update noting the apparently spetacular success of the Iraqi elections. It’s estimated that up to 15 million Iraqis voted! The CIA World Factbook estimates the population of Iraq to be about 26 million. That number coming from back in July 2005, so it’s pretty recent. That’s 57% voter turnout, but all of those 26 million aren’t registered voters, so, I dunno. Really, there can’t be much more than 20 million Iraqis of the age to vote. That puts the voter turnout close to 75%, I’d say that’s a pretty impressive show.

Des Moines Bound Terrorist?

Crossposted from IrishWalsh.

Breaking Local Terror News:

Yesterday a man was shot and killed on an airplane in Miami when he claimed he had a bomb, due to heightened security from an airline terror alert, that much we all know.

But it is being reported by ABC that what caused the alert was a 50 year old Egyptian had been stopped in JFK Airport by the TSA in New York. His shoes were “suspicious” and tested positive for the explosive TATP in five separate tests. The tests revealed explosive residue on the interior of the shoe between the heel and sole. The Egyptian man was scheduled to board a flight to Des Moines Iowa where he claimed to be a student at Iowa State University in Ames. The man was detained overnight but released the next day before the FBI was notified or had a chance to speak with him. A nationwide search is now in effect for this man and it was this nationwide alert that caused the Miami Air Marshal to be in a heightened state of awareness when he shot and killed a man who claimed to have a bomb onboard a plane yesterday.

-The pieces of this story add up to some pretty scary stuff I you live here in Iowa:
-A 50 year old ISU student??
-Wearing shoes similar to those worn by shoe bomber Richard Reid
-The FBI was not informed
-Destined for Des Moines, Iowa

…and most frighteningly he is on the loose and his whereabouts unknown.

Ive seen this mentioned on only one blog on a technorati search, and just the ABC Exclusive article mentions it but it is something every Iowan at the very least should be aware of. More details may come in time. IrishWalsh told ya first.