50 Year Old Gulf War Veteran, Out Of Military 15 Years, Gets Involuntary Recall For Iraq Service.

1/02/2009 10:07:00 PM

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Paul Bandel, 50, has been out of the military for 15 years, just got his AARP card, and has also just gotten involuntarily recalled for Iraq deployment until 2010.

The last missile system the veteran was trained to operate is no longer used by the military.

Back in 1993, Bandel took the option of leaving the Army without retirement.  This could be why he is being called back to duty, since he possibly didn’t do his eight-year military service obligation (MSO) if he was enlisted.  Another option is that if he was an officer, well, unless he retired formally, by sending a resignation to Human Resources Command, then they can call him back however, even if that is done, I know some pilots that have been “un resigned” and brought back, especially since their reserve commitment is different from the enlisted.

Calls to the Army and the Pentagon about how many men and women in their 50s are being called back to duty were not returned Wednesday to the news station.

Bandel’s wife plans to move in with her elderly parents until his return, due to Bandel’s income being cut in half by returning to military service.


The Army is currently on track to grow to 547,000 active-duty soldiers next year, up from 482,000 before the war.  Undersecretary of the Army Nelson Ford says the service needs 580,000 soldiers “to meet current demands and get the dwell time,” referring to the amount of time soldiers have at home between deployments to train, rebuild and spend with families.


Nixon abolished the draft in 1973 however, some seem to want it back.

Rep. John Murtha (D) said in December that he opposes the all-volunteer army and that a military draft, based on a lottery with no deferments and no exceptions, is necessary during wartime.  Rep. Charles Rangel (D) has also called for reinstating the draft as a way to end the Iraq war.

Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, who Bush picked as a deputy national security advisor with responsibility for ensuring efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan are coordinated with policy makers in Washington. has said on the matter, “And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table.  But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the demands for the nation’s security by one means or another.”

So much for the promises of the US getting out of Iraq and bringing the troops back home.

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The Bailout FAIL.

1/02/2009 09:18:00 PM

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  • First it was Wall-Street that got bailed out.
  • Then it was banks who got bailed out and used the money to buy other banks, meanwhile increasing homeowners mortgage payments.
  • Then insurance companies became banks to get helping hands.
  • Then it was 2 of the Big 3 who got bailed out just so the UAW could pay its retirees health benefits and pensions.
  • Moneywise, more than $1.5 trillion in FDIC loan guarantees, including a $139 billion assist tot he lending arm of General Electric Corp. is given out.
  • $1.8 million in cash, tax breaks and loan guarantees from the Treasury Department to financial institutions and credit companies.
  • $300 billion for homeowners from the Federal Housing Authority
  • $25 billion in cash assistance for auto companies.
  • And $5 trillion worth of new money, loan guarantees and lending requirements from the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • For a grand total of about $8.7 trillion dollars’ worth of potential taxpayer commitments for loans, guarantees and other bailout “items”, yet we as the wallet holders can’t see the exact details of all these deals according to the Feds.


  • The newspapers want bailed out.
  • The Governors of 5 states want  $1 trillion in federal assistance.
  • And the US Steel Industry wants bailed out.


And all this while, the taxpayer stimulus package is still on the backburner while foreclosure rates increase and unemployment increases.  So how’s your year looking?

Can I just have my Federal tax refund this year and not an IOU?


The governors of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin – all Democrats – urged the federal government to provide !1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits.

The initiate is for a two-year package and was backed by other governors and follows a meeting in December where governors called on Obama to help them.

Gov. Paterson of NY said 43 states now have budget deficits totaling some $100 billion as tax revenues plunge.

The latest package calls for $350 billion to create jobs by building or repairing roads, bridges and other public works; $50 billion to maintain educations; and another $250 in “counter-cyclical” spending such as extending unemployment benefits and food stamps.  The remainder would be used to fund middle-class tax cuts, stimulate the housing market, and stem the tide of home foreclosures through a loan-modification program.  [Yea, we’ve seen how well those loan-modification programs are, with increases of $300 a month to a homeowners mortgage.]


Industry executives are pleading for a huge public infrastructure investment program – of up to one trillion dollars over two years – under Obama’s proposed stimulus plan.

“What we are asking,” said Daniel DiMicco, chairman and chief executive of the Nucor Corporation, a giant steel makers, “is that out government deal with the worst economic slowdown in our lifetime through a recovery program that has in every provision a buy America’ clause,” the New York Times quoted him as saying.  Only two U.S. steel makers are in the top steel producers of 2007.

Basically, the steel industry is petitioning Obama for major infrastructure development, thus stimulating the steel industry.

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Brazilian President Says World Government Solution To Problems.

1/02/2009 03:10:00 PM

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brazil_povertyBrazil, home of the “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro atop Corcovado Mountain while also home to the Brazil Carnival bringing opposite ends of the spectrum together in one city.  And also in Rio de Janeiro there are are haves and have nots, with basically only two social classes, and no middle class.  The president of Brazil seems to have the answer, in his mind, to the world’s economic problems via “redistributing income” thus “reducing social inequality”.  Or is he giving a smoke and mirrors story?

Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva says “More government is the solution, not the problem” according to Newsweek article.

As I told the U.N. General Assembly in September, now is the time for politics, for governments to use public control and oversight to halt the economic anarchy.  […]

The abuses and errors coming to light daily are all evidence that our existing system of international economic governance has broken down.  To develop a better one, the world’s major developing countries should be called on to join the debate.  We have plenty to contribute.  Take Brazil.  We are ready to do our part, and our economy is better prepared than most to confront the crisis.  We have said no to macroeconomic adventurism.  Inflation is under control and we are growing steadily.  We have plenty of foreign reserves and owe nothing to the International Monetary Fund.  […]

Brazil is also better prepared to deal with the social and economic dislocation that may ensue.  Consider:  since I took office in 2003, more than 10 million Brazilians have joined the workforce.  Some 20 million have risen out of absolute poverty.  […]  Above all, we are redistributing income and reducing social inequality.


brazil_street_children Silva thought not too long ago, in fact just weeks ago, there were buffered from the economy woes that the rest of the world suffered.  Wonder why Silva isn’t talking about the homeless, where 71 out of 100 homeless people work but still have no home?  A country where 19% of the people live on $2 a day or less in a country where the minimum wage is about $100 a month.  A country where there there was renewed illegal occupations of empty buildings, over a year ago, with one building holding around 2,000 people in San Paulo.  A country where a little nine year old girl has never owned or even worn a pair of shoes.  And where a family stipend of $50 a month has Brazil claiming to have reduced poverty and narrowed the gap between the have and have-nots.  A country that operates in slum warfare.  And a country that spends half of its GDP on social programs.  A country that has an infant mortality rate of 23.33 deaths/1,000 live births (US has a rate of 6.3).  And they have major street gang problems in the Favaelas (slums) of Rio de Janerio.


poverty Silva also fails to mention that two of the largest banks in Brazil, announced a merger in November creating a bank with combined assets of 575 billion reais ($263 billion).  Officials have also moved to shore up the banking system.  The government has reserved the right to take stakes in struggling banks, via the two big state-owned ones.

Silver seems to have forgotten that on Oct 29 the US Federal Reserve announced a deal with Brazil, Singapore, South Korea and Mexico under which it will provide up to $30 billion to each of them.

There are reports that farmers are finding it hard to find credit to buy supplies which could affect next year’s investments.  The Brazilian government is helping farmers finance via increased farm credits amounting to $49 billion due to the rising food prices to encourage Brazilian farmers to grow more food, thus depending less on exports.  And this was in August, before the market collapsed.


Oh and you remember that little rice shortage back in April of 2008?  Brazil decided to ban rice exports when they were needed most although Brazil grows more rice than it consumes, yet the price of rice in Brazil jumped 19.8 percent for domestic rice.  Also in May alone, food prices rose 2%, bread jumped 4.7%, meat increased 3.5%.  In January 2009, it was announced that Brazils 12-month inflation rate was at 6.4%  And currently Brazil posted its smallest trade surplus in six years in 2008.

In October, there was a sell-off of Brazilian shares and the currency as foreign investors rushed to cover losses elsewhere.  The sell-off triggered unexpected losses on foreign-exchange derivatives that were meant to limit the exposure of Brazilian companies to currency moves but have exacerbated it instead.    The Brazilian press estimated that some 200 companies hold such contracts.

External funding has dried up.  Figures from the central bank show that credit lines to finance trade, normally considered low-risk, are running at about half the level of mid-September. 

Consumer credit is becoming scarcer as banks anticipate a rise in bad loans.  The monthly payments demand for everything is rising.

At the end of October, Paulo Bernardo, the planning minister, confirmed that the government had reduced its target for the primary fiscal surplus (the difference between revenue and spending before debt payments) for 2009 from 4.3% to 3.8% of GDP.  This plan depends on private investors being able to raise credit.

In the free-trade zone around Manaus, in the Amazon, a dozen companies have told their staff to take unpaid leave.  Jobless claims rose unexpectedly in November, rising from 7.5% to 7.6%, must lower than a Nov 2007 rate of 8.2%. 

In December, output, new orders, employment and purchases all contracted at series-record rates as confidence and demand fell sharply.  Inflation rose.  The PMI dropped to a new low of 40.0 in December with the PMI registering below the no-change mark of 50.0 for three consecutive months.

In late December, 2008 that new measures to help Brazil counter the effects of the economic crisis will be announced by Jan 20.  He said the country is “strong economically” but will act immediately to keep the “perverse effects” of the crisis from affecting the nation.  There were no details during his past weekly radio address, with him only saying that the government will start 2009 working hard to boost the economy.


So if your country is all hunky-dorey and is immune from the economic problems that everyone else in the world is suffering, why is there a plan to boost the economy?  I mean seriously.  Previously $50 bucks a month in welfare makes the difference between poverty and middle class in Brazil?  Sounds like to me, the “perverse effects” are already happening, were happening before the market dropped out in October and Silva’s blowing smoke to cover his country’s problems.  The president of Brazil needs to keep his Socialist cover story with lies and his Socialist ideas within Brazil.

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Is Islamic Group Trying To Push For Obama in 2012? [A Little Bit of Debunking Needed.]

1/02/2009 07:23:00 AM

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ICNA-Logo Pajamas Media has an article titled “Islamic Group Flouts Tax-Exempt Status to Support Obama” by Joe Kaufman of the “Americans Against Hate” website.  However, Kaufman didn’t do ALL the homework he should have.  He’s not entirely correct.

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is a Muslim group founded in 1971, via the Muslim Students Association (MSA), as an umbrella group for South Asian-oriented mosques and Islamic centers.

When ICNA was created, it was to act as the American counterpart to the Muslim Brotherhood of Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).  JI envisions an Islamic government in Pakistan governed by Islamic law.  It opposes Westernization – including capitalism, socialism, or such practices as bank interests, and liberalist social mores.  In the Islamic state it seeks, however, only Muslims would have ruling positions. 

Today, ICNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Towards the end of 2007, a website was created by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) that was used to help propagate the group’s extremist activity within the United States. 

In the United States, according to the IRS, under its “Ban on Political Campaign Intervention,” “For an organization to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) it cannot participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”


ICNA has regional chapters around the country.  One group located in Chicago, is currently placing ads on CTA buses for learning about Islam as they want more people to learn about their faith, according to the ICNA national website.  However, the Chicago Tribune says that the group Gain Peace is the organization responsible for this.  Here’s a Fox News video on the topic.  A similar campaign was also run on Seattle buses, South Florida buses and on NYC subways.  With the NYC promo, Imam Siraj Wahhaj was chosen as the pitchman in a YouTube video for “The Subway Project”.  Wahhaj was named by federal officials in 1995 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to blow up city landmarks, although he was never formally charged.

Obviously this organization is serious about converting everyone to Islam.

But this isn’t the organization that is in question at this moment.  That one is ICNASE, with SE meaning SouthEast, located in Atlanta, Georgia.

icnase.net_4 ICNASE dot NET recently posted what appeared to be a political site advocating for the 2012 reelection of Obama, a blatant violation of ICNA’s status as a tax-exempt organization.  Up until last week, as recent as Dec 25 according to Google cache, icnase.net was being used as a political campaign site for the 2012 reelection of Obama.  Across the top of the site’s webpage hovered an official Obama campaign banner.  Also on the homepage was a video entitled “Obama 2012.”  It discussed the accomplishments of the first Obama administration – how Obama made health care more affordable, how he made it easier for Americans “to live the American Dream,” and how he brought soldiers home from the war.  All this, while Obama hasn’t even begun to serve his first term yet.  The video ended with a boy on a bicycle asking the question, “Can we keep this country moving forward, if we reelect President Obama?”  and a chorus of children replying, “Yes, we can.” 

icnase The webpage has been removed, however it can still be seen via Google’s cache. The video is still playable from the webpage, and is hosted on YouTube.  The organization who uploaded the video is “MoveOn.org”, a liberal advocacy group that was set up against President Bush.  This video seems to have come from MoveOn’s  contest “Obama in 30seconds”, paid for by MoveOn.org’s Political Action group, for the best user-contributed 30-second-spot Obama commercial.  This video however, did not win the contest.



Now, according to the IRS, “Violating this ban [of  using a tax-exempt organization for political campaigning] may result in denial or revocation of the organization’s tax-exempt status.”  Obviously if ICNA is the registered owner of the domain, with ties to ICNASE, then the organization is in violation of said law.  However, this does not seem to be the case, and yes I am disputing what Joe Kaufman has published.


beh93wij_medium According to Network Solutions WHOIS database, the registrant of icnase.net is an woman named Zakiya Omar of Decatur, GA, with an email address of lawrenceatl@gmail.com and is hosted by 1&1 Internet Inc out of Chesterbrook, PA. 

According to her bio on Associated Content, she is a “48 year old mom of 4 with a wealth of experience in the fashion/beauty related industries.”  Her LinkedIn profile says she owns “sistah!” in the Greater Atlanta area.  According to Manta, the Sistah S Boutique is located in Newton, GA has 2 employees, and has measly yearly sales of only $86,000.  According to Geni, from where the picture is found, this is the correct Omar, from Decatur, GA, and her full name is Zakiya Ahzar Omar. Her profile can also be found on Genebase

Omar is also the registrant of the website of the organization Muslim Americans for Obama ‘08 [now defunct and unable to find a cache version].  Muslim Americans for Obama had a blog on the Obama & Biden campaign website.  Many websites state there was originally a  blog about “the Senate pro-Israeli zionist hawk Joe Lieberman,” however, it seems that entry is no longer on the blog.  In that blog was sharp criticism aimed at Obama for getting too cosy with the Israel lobby.  As stated on the blog, that last part was derived from information founded on Electronic Intifada (EI), a terror apologist website based in Chicago, Il.  According to the site’s co-founder, Ali Abunimah, Senator Obama once told him, regarding Abunimah’s anti-American and anti-Israel writings, to “Keep up the good work!”  Omar also has a blog on the Obama & Biden campaign website.

At Militant Islam Monitor, an article describes what was on the “Muslim Americans for Obama ‘08” website:

On the Muslim Americans for Obama '08 site, one will find a list of upcoming events, issues and solutions, details on how to join, a links section to sites of interest, and of course, a link to the blog. There's even a toll-free number to call for more information.

Within the events section, a number of the listings pertain to conferences and conventions being sponsored by organizations that have a number of extremist and/or terrorist ties. One is the 44th Annual ISNA National Convention, held in Rosemont, Illinois.

ISNA or the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was recently named an "Unindicted Co-conspirator" for a Dallas trial that dealt with the funding of millions of dollars to Hamas. Beginning in December of 2003, ISNA was the subject of a Senate investigation into the financing of terror groups overseas. The group currently uses its website to propagate violent hatred against Jews and Christians.

Another of the events listed is the 32nd ICNA-MAS Convention, held in Hartford, Connecticut. ICNA or the Islamic Circle of North America, in August of 2006, was the top donor to a Pakistani charity that, at the time, had given $99,000 to the head of Hamas, Khaled Mashaal. As well, four people associated with the ICNA-related ‘Houston Taliban' were arrested and charged with jihad training with firearms, for the purpose of joining the Taliban to attack Americans overseas.

MAS or the Muslim American Society, like ISNA, uses the web to spread violent hatred against non-Muslims. In April of 2004, MAS's Communications Director, Randall Todd "Ismail" Royer, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his activities within the ‘Virginia Jihad Network,' a group that was conspiring with Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) to attack Americans and Indians abroad.

Yet another event listing is the 2007 MANA National Convention, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. MANA or the Muslim Alliance in North America was founded in May of 2000, in response to the arrest of cop killer H. Rap Brown, a.k.a. Jamil Al-Amin. The President (Amir) of the organization is Siraj Wahhaj, an individual that was named by the U.S. government an "Unindicted Co-conspirator" in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

According to Muslim Americans for Obama '08, it took part in "VOTER REGISTRATION/INFORMATION BOOTHS," at each of the above venues. Taking that into consideration, since Muslim Americans for Obama '08 is officially part of the Barack Obama for President team – or as the campaign puts it, "Community" – one can conclude that Senator Obama and/or his campaign had sanctioned its attendance at these events.

And that would mean, as well, that the following "Issues & Solutions" found on the site have also been approved by Obama and/or his campaign, possibly soon to be incorporated in his speeches:

  • Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take an hour off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer.
  • Make the 2 Eid's recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.
  • Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)

Found on the right side of the website's homepage are a series of links, most of which deal with information about Senator Obama and the campaign. One of them, though, is a link to Aswat Al-Islam, a radical Islamic multimedia outlet. Muslim Americans for Obama '08 lists it as "Quran (Audio) English Translation."

Aswat Al-Islam features the works of such Islamist luminaries as: "Uninidicted Co-conspirators" of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Siraj Wahhaj and Bilal Philips; anti-Christian bigot, Ahmed Deedat; pro-wife beating author, Jamal Badawi; suicide bombing supporter, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi; and the chief cleric of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, who has called for the murders of Jews, Christians and Americans and has described Jews as "the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the killers of prophets, and the grandsons of monkeys and pigs," Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais.

According to Muslim Americans for Obama '08, Senator Barack Obama "is the BEST candidate for the job in 2008." But being the best candidate should have as a requisite keeping company that is worthy of respect. Recently, Obama has been cited for having a racist and anti-Israel pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and a campaign advisor that has expressed sympathy for Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Malley.

icnase.com and icnase.org
According to Network Solutions WHOIS search, the registrant for icnase.com and icnase.org are the same person, Ali Salim of Marietta, GA, ALSO hosted by 1&1 Internet Inc out of Chesterbrook, PA, the same company as icnase.net.

The com domain was created in 2003, changed in 2008 and expires in 2010.
The org domain was created in 2008, last updated in 2008 and expires in 2010.

According to DomainTools, Ali Salim owns about 15 other domains however, this information is only available via purchase.


Perhaps ICNASE is not responsible for the posting on the dot net domain, since they are owned by different people however, it is interesting to note that all three websites are registered to two people in the greater Atlanta area, and both are managed by 1 and 1 out of Pennsylvania.  And a dot net domain is generally not used for non-profit organizations, dot orgs are however.  But again, they are owned by two separate individuals.  As of this moment, the only connection that can be made between Salim and Omar is the use of the letters “icnase” and the use of the same hosting company.  But it’s interesting to note, they are using the same hosting company, based out of Pennsylvania, for two people who both live in the greater Atlanta, GA area.

I haven’t however, found anything to show that Omar is active in ICNASE in Atlanta, or with ICNA in the United States.

Sounds like there is a radical running around in the ICNASE, but ICNASE isn’t innocent either, in the larger picture.


[Hat Tip to Joe Kaufman however, for much of this information.]

Why Islam ICNA seems to have ties to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islam group who spawns numerous radical movements around the world,  charged with the responsibility of spreading Islam across the world to create an Islamic world order.  [How interesting that ICNA seems to be pushing an ad campaign in cities for Islam.]  One of the Muslim Brotherhoods main organizations underneath it, is Hamas.  Because Hamas is on the State Departments list of terrorists, any group who helps finance it, is to be shut down, according to law.

If you look at the domain information for ICNA’s official website (as well as the site for Why Islam), one will find that the site is registered to farrukh.net, a former mirror (replica) site of JI’s media division. Farrukh.net is registered to Raza Farrukh out of New Jersey. 

Today, farrukh.net is being used to showcase the works of Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Islahi, a Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader.  And ICNA does not seem to hide this fact they have a relationship with Islahi.  In an article from Nov, 2008 titled “ICNA Welcomes New Muslims to Radicalize”.  This article is pretty damming about ICNA.

The central strategy of Islamists in the West is lawful Jihad or soft Jihad. 

One of the key tools used by Islamist to spread their message and recruit individuals is that of aggressive proselytizing – thus distinguishing Muslim converts who are on a spiritual mission to Islam from those being indoctrinated towards a political ideology is a key task.

The language restates the doctrine of a website run by Jamaat-e-Islami Hindi, the Indian branch of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), a major Islamist political party based in the countries of Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as India and the South Asian immigrant diaspora. 

The desire to “establish” and “propagate” Islam in the public sphere by both ICNA and JI, is a clear indicator of its theorcratical political intentions.

Moverover, links between the two organizations are easy to confirm.  Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Islahi, sits on the central board of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind website, and is also on the board of “Why Islam,” a project of ICNA.  Islahi also leads Muslims in prayer in a Why Islam produced video at the end of July called ‘Why Islam Introduction.’

Why Islam also has a website that provides information to the public about Islam.  Such efforts at dawah (Islamic proselytizing) are utilized by ICNA to spread its message that Islam has the answers to society’s problems, as it’s mission statement suggests.  The problem is that it also promotes anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia.

In summary, ICNA is a front for JI, a violent movement that advocates revolution and the erection of an Islamic order.

In 2000 at a “Unity Meeting” that took place in New York between ICNA and and its Baltimore-based rival, Jamaat al-Muslimeen. [pdf] Speaking for the side of ICNA, in his native language of Urdu, was none other than the President (Amir) of JI, Qazi Hussain Ahmad (who is still the head of JI). During the meeting, he stressed the need for “participation in Jihad;” he stated that “Islam must be translated into political dominance;” and he said that “the sword and the Quran go together…” His sharp rhetoric was not unusual, given his public support for the Taliban and his numerous get-togethers with Osama bin Laden.

Ahmad’s communication with the head of al-Qaeda are serious, but his organization’s dealing with Hamas are much MUCH more dangerous.  And ICNA’s involvement in this is apparent, as well.  Jamaat-e-Islami has a charity located in karachi, Pakistan called the Al-Khidmat Foundation (AKF).  AKF touts its work in such fields as: education, health care, and distribution of medical and food supplies.  On Aug 17, 2006, JI announced on its website that AKF had presented a check for six-million rupees [about $100 grand] to Khaled Mashaal, the head of Hamas.  In addition, JI stated that it “delivered a special message” from JI President Ahmad to Mashaal.  The announcement went on to say, “Khalid Meshaal thanked Pakistani nation for sending the donation to the Palestinian brethren in this hour of need.  Hamas leader assured the delegation that struggling Palestinians will not relinquish their just Jihad and continue to wage it until the First Qibla [Jerusalem] is liberated from Zionist yoke.”

In order to provide money to Hamas, AKF had to raise it.  So the question becomes where did it get the money from?  The answer is on AKF’s website, where the charity lists its donors.  ICNA Relief USA and ICNA Relief Canada are it’s two top donors.  ICNA’s Helping Hand is also on the list.  Additionally, the Al-Khidmat Welfare Society (AKWS), AKF’s sister organization, lists ICNA Relief and Helping Hand as “partner” organizations (along with their logos), out of a list of only three organizations, the final one being Muslim Aid UK, a London-based JI charity.

Providing material support to Hamas, a State Department designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, is illegal.  Given the admission by Jamaat-e-Islami that it has provided significant funds to Hamas through its charity Al-Khidmat Foundation and given that ICNA, the American affiliate of JI, is the top donor of AKR, should conclude that ICNA should be shut down due to its terrorist ties.


In 2003, insinuations of links between JI and al-Qaeda were also alleged.  Pakistan’s Interior Minister Makhdoom Faisel Saleh Hayat spoke about alleged links between JI and al-Qaeda, "All of the activists and terrorists who have been apprehended in recent months have had links to the Jamaat-e-Islami, whether we have arrested them in Lahore or here or Karachi … They have been harboring them.”

In 2004, Naeem Baig, Secretary General of ICNA lauded convicted terror supporter Fawaz Damra at a press conference.  Damra, a fundraiser for Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the founder of al-Qaeda’s headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, prior to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing had been found guilty, of providing false information on an immigration form when he obtained American citizenship in 1994.  He would be later deported.  Baig stated, “He is a well-respected imam in the Muslim community.  We respect his scholarship and we invited him to the program and we would like to listen to him and what he has to say.”

In July, 2007, there was a protest on the US to freeze ICNA’s funds and to place Jamaat-e-Islami on the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.  The protest was held outside the center where ICNA and the Muslim American Society (MAS) were celebrating their 32nd Annual Convention in Hartford, Connecticut.  At the time, Naeem Baig, Secretary General of ICNA stated, “Islamic Circle of North America is a U.S. based Islamic organization.  We have no relations – no links – to any organization or any country outside the United States.”


So, the page with the Obama for 2012 isn’t necessarily attached with ICNASE however, it does seem that a radical Islamic is within their midst, but that would be nothing unusual based upon ICNA’s relationships with known terrorists and terrorist groups.

And ICNA’s main purpose, along with its '”associations” with JI and the Muslim Brotherhood, seem to be to “save” us all by converting us to Islam. [Yea, can anyone who knows me see me walking around in a veil and keeping my mouth shut?  Yea.. AS IF.  I might be crazy, but I’m NOT stupid enough to be interested in being subservient to every man on the face of the planet.  Just one thank you..]

What I do not understand is why if there is a direct link to ICNA donations being sent to Hamas, why the State Department didn’t shut them down prior?  And the same for Helping Hands.

Is this another case of being “lost in the system” and allowed to continue with operation as normal, just like Sheikh Salah Sultan being allowed back in the United States over and over again?

And I find it interesting that ICNA believes that only Muslims would have ruling positions, who pushed for Obama being elected in the last campaign and one person is already pushing for the reelection of Obama for 2012, using the ICNASE abbreviation, amid all the claims that Obama is a Muslim, yet he states he has always been Christian, well.. at least as long as Reverend “KKK” White has been in the picture.  Isn’t that interesting……….

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Former Ohio Sheikh Salah Sultan Says US Will Have More Deaths Than The Jews During The Holocaust.

1/01/2009 02:59:00 AM

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Tclip_1143 his guy, believe it or not, lived in Hilliard Ohio.  The video below was recorded yesterday on Egyptian Al-Nas TV preaching Jew hatred along with forthcoming destruction and deaths of Americans.

In the beginning of the video, Sheikh Salah Sultan says that the  Payload Specialist of the Space Shuttle Columbia was a murderer who commanded the campaign against Jenin in 2003.  The Payload Specialist was Ilan Ramon, a colonel in the Israeli Air Force and the first Israeli astronaut. 

Sultan goes on to tell a “story” about the space shuttle being launched and just a few minutes later while the Shuttle was over Texas, exploded, which just happens to be President Bush’s home state, killing all aboard.  He claims the Shuttle fell, “of all places” in the city of Palestine, Texas, obviously trying to say it was all Allah’s doing and a sign from Allah. [This theory seems to be a quite a wanna-be conspiracy theory, even with the Jews, that it was a call from God to the leaders of America, Israel and the world to repent for their intention to divide up Israel.]

Video and more about this man’s connections with Hamas! 

There’s a few little problems with his story.  Columbia did not explode on the way up, as he tells it, it exploded on the re-entry after being in space 16 days.  For Ilan to be involved in anything with the Israeli Air Force during 2003 is impossible, as he had been at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX from July 1998 until the Columbia mission on January 13, 2003.  I wonder ihow Sultan would feel, if he knew that 37 pages from the diary that Ramon had with him while aboard Columbia survived, with all the paper remaining white and not charred, which included a copy of the Kiddush prayer.

What he has to say about the US is that because America gave Israel everything it needs for battle, we will “suffer economic stagnation, ruin, destruction, and crime, which will surpass what is happening in Gaza.  One of these days, the US will suffer more deaths than all those killed in this third Gaza holocaust.  This will happen soon.”


But what is really scary about this man, is that he lived in the United States, and still comes to the United States!  Sultan was brought to the area by the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus and was hired as their fiqh research.  He was also the religious director for the Hilliard-based Islamic school, Sunrise Academy, where he also conducted teacher training.  And later, Sultan served as the resident scholar at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard, working directly with Hany Saqr, a Muslim Brotherhood member

He is also a former professor and president of the Islamic American University in Michigan. He previously worked at the Islamic Center of Greater Worcester in Massachusetts and at the Islamic Open University in Washington, D.C.

According to his resume, he also serves on the board of trustees of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, and is a member of the Council of Indian Scholars and of the Association of Scholars in Germany.

In 1999, Sultan said at the 1999 IAP conference in Chicago that he believes that Israeli soldiers make ash trays from Palestinian embryo skulls, and that the Talmud commands the Jews to kill all gentiles:

What does “the Cause” mean to you?  And what does it mean to your children? … How much do they know about these tragedies?  Did we mention to them that the Children of Zion over there cut open the wombs of mothers.  As Khalid M. Klhalid mentioned in 1992 when he visited Shamir and saw on his desk a strange ashtray.  He asked him, “What strange ashtray is this?  Shamir told him that this was the skull of an embryo.  The skull of an embryo?  An Israeli soldier opened the womb of a Palestinian mother, took out the embryo, cut off his head, and gave it to him as a present.  He gave it to him as a present!  This is the method of the Jews.  Killing a Muslim or any other non-Jew does not matter to them.  Because their motto is, “If you come across a non-Jew kill him!”

He was also president of the American Institute for Religious and Cultural Studies, and active in the European Council for Fatwa and Research, headed by Yousef Al-Qaradhwai who he calls “our great scholar”.  If ya didn’t know, Qaradhawi in listed by the US government since 1999 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.  Just a little thing there, ya know, nothing REALLY important. 

I mean, its not like the time in 2006 that Sultan said that 9/11 was the work of Americans based on the movie “The Siege” as a pretext for terrorizing the world.  One final quote from that interview, “The U.S. remains the only country to determine who is a terrorist, and what is the definition of terrorism, and it can pin it on anyone.  The most recent instance is the case of Dr. Al-Zindani, who has been accused of terrorism, even though he is know worldwide for his refinement, virtue, and broad horizons.”  Al-Zindani is Sheikh Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, a Yemeni mentor of Osama bin Laden who preaches jihad at Iman University in Sanna.

And its not like its important that he had an article on “The Muslim Brotherhood” Official Website, also in 2006.

Or its not important that according to his profile at Discover the Networks, he is an advocate for suicide bombing:

During the 1999 annual conference of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a group which terrorism expert Steven Emerson has characterized as Hamas’ “primary voice in the United States,” Sultan encouraged young people to strive toward martyrdom.  “I want every child,” he said, “to sleep on the wound of Palestine and the actions of martyrdom, just like that mother in the country whose son wrote to her that they are to meet in Paradise.”

On Solomonia, according to Soltan’s own webpage, he is for the violent destruction of Israel and the deportation (or worse) of its Jewish inhabitants.  The original link on Soltan’s web site was here, however, it is now a 403 “Forbidden” access page.

… There is no doubt about the fact that the Jews usurped the Holy Lands of Palestine and it is not permitted to bargain with them over anything except the means of their departure from the lands that they usurped by means of violent force and through the killing of hundreds of thousands of people…

He also doesn’t have nice things to say about women.

Question:  My husband does not want me to the store even when I need something emergently (sic).  He likes me to be in close doors all the time.  Is it permissible for a woman to go tot he market place without informing her husband?

Answer: … The husband and wife should cooperate with one another to fulfill the requirements and basic needs of the house.  If the woamn likes to go to the store and does shopping with her husband or alone, when needed, then she should agree with her husband on that.  It is not allowed for the woman to go to the store without informing her husband, who might mistrust her if he knows.  Therefore, I recommend the woman to discuss this issue with her husband and try to get a general approval of getting her basic needs with or without him going with her.  If the husband does not agree, she is supposed to listen to him.

Oh, and if you want to hug, kiss, or hold hands in public with your husband.. forget it.

Question:  Some Islamic websites may publish photos of Muslim men kissing their wives on the cheek to demonstrate that Islam orders men to be kind to women.  Of course both parties are committed to Islamic dress code in the phtos.  Does Islam allow this kind of act in public?  Kindly explain this to me in detail.

Answer:  Islam stresses privacy of matrimonial life.  It is not allowed to show what is supposed to be covered in the first place.  Intimacy or even showing love between husband and wife in terms of kissing, hugging, etc. are to be covered and never exposed to any of the children inside the house – what about showing it in public or even over the internet?

I do not think it is a good technique of making Da’wah in this way.  In Islam, even if our intention is to show the beautiful teachings of Islam towards women and family, the means used to achieve that must be in accordance with Allah’s laws.

And hey if you marry an Egyptian man, and converted to Islam, it is the husband’s right to have more than one wife

1.  It is the right of the Muslim husband to get married to another woman.  Seeking the permission of the first wife is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended because of the harmony and unity of the family Islam is keen to preserve.  So, if your husband married a second wife without informing you, then he did was was not proper to be done, and not what was forbidden to be done…

…4.  If your husband still wishes to keep you, then I advise you to get pregnant as soon as possible as children give a different taste of marriage and strengthen the relationship between spouses…


In March of 2007 he fled to Bahrain when his U.S. citizenship application was denied after he appeared at a Hamas rally in Turkey in 2006 and where a kidnapped Israeli solder was praised.  He has also been seen  at a conference honoring HAMAS leader Yousef Al-Qaradawi, in Doha, Qatar.

According to his online resume, Sultan’s “vision” is:  “To live happy.  To die as a martyr.” [The man actually has his own website, which is in Arabic and English.]


What DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE, is that this man was STILL allowed to enter and move around the United States before this video was aired.  In fact, in the month of December 2008, he was back in Ohio touring Columbus-area mosques. Umm HELLO, Department of Homeland Security?  FBI?  State Department?  Are you paying attention?  Is this guy REALLY going to be allowed back in the United States after these statements, as a known associate of Hamas? 

But, this isn’t the first time Sultan spewed his rants.  Check out “Central Ohioans Against Terrorism” for more info where you’ll find out this guy has more friends in Hamas and al-Qaida than Time Magazine has issues in circulation.

Can I call him a schmuck and get away with it?  [A schmuck is an insult for a stupid person, or an unwanted guest, which he is BOTH.  I can’t help it if in Yiddish (Jewish) the definition of a schmuck is a dick.]



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Happy New Year! Ready For Another Prediction? This Time Try 30-40% Unemployment Rates.

1/01/2009 12:35:00 AM

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2009-print-preview-blogSay goodbye to 2008.  Never to be here again and hello to 2009.  New Years Day, a new year, a new day, and a time for new hope.  And with that, why wait to begin the misery of what might be in store for next year.  What say you?

I happened across a strange prediction for our wonderful new year of hope.  It’s probably not what you want to hear, but hey, since when do I ever tell you what you want to hear, but instead write about what you should think about.

Now, I’ve never heard of this organization before.  I don’t know anything about them.  But.. well.. what they have to say is rather scary to even think about.

How about the notion of topping Great Depression numbers of 20-22% across the nation?  What if I said someone is predicting 30-40% unemployment by September 2009?  How’s that for scary?

This commentary comes from a “We Beat the Street” commentary, an Investment Strategy company, via KITCO.   The author is Roger Wiegand, who I’ve also never heard of before and don’t know too much about, other than his biography on We Beat the Street and a bio on IIC.  But , lets take a gander into his crystal ball, shall we? [Hat Tip to Nightblogger]

Our new president is determined to hand out $860 Billion to One Trillion dollars in a Herculean effort to literally buy a new economic recovery.  While some of his ideas are noble indeed the overall plan will have little effect and Great Depression II shall take hold in 2009 with crashing stock markets in May and September-October 2009.  We think the worst of the worst hits in late September 2009.

Hey, what do you know, the one year anniversary of when millions lost nearly all of their 401(k)s when the market dropped out.  What a time to choose!  But I’m getting ahead of myself… lets hear about spring.  A time of green, fresh air, and everything coming back to life.  But the death of the stock market according to Wiegand.

During the spring of next year we see:

(1)  A second larger wave of residential housing mortgage failures; [Now, to be honest, I heard about this about two months ago.  Its a different kind of mortgage than the ARMs but it’s more “deadly” to the market  and banks.  Good thing we don’t have to pay a mortgage!]

(2)  The first big wave of auto loan failures and repossessions; [I heard about this one too about two months ago.  But if people can’t pay their mortgages, the next big ticket item is their car.  Good thing we don’t have to pay a car loan or lease!]

(3)  Over $40 billion in credit card defaults, smashing the bank lenders; [This is already happening, and again, another “big ticket” item are peoples credit cards.  Good thing we’ve never EVER used them.  If you can’t pay for it in cash, you don’t need it.]

(4)  The first wave of commercial mortgage failures and foreclosures on shopping malls, office buildings and other commercials; [This too is inevitable.  It is estimated that over 16,000 businesses will fail in the next year, leaving a lot of empty space in malls, strip malls, and business complexes.  Already, Circuit City has left quite a few leases up in the air, due to them filing bankruptcy.  Whose next?]

(5)  And finally, the grand smashing finale of CDS Credit Default Swaps originated with No margin money or down payments!  We heard today the total is 500 trillion!  I cannot even fathom that number.  These five converging train wrecks could take the Dow from a dead cat bounce of 10400-10800 back to 7250, or even 6600, or 5600.  [My other half and I have said, the Dow will crash out around 5000 in 2009.  So much for our stocks.]

But if you think the Dow at 5000-6000 is bad, you haven’t heard it all yet.  The above is just in the spring of 2009.  There’s how many months in the year, and how many seasons?

Then, in late September and early October, the New York, London, Tokyo and Asian markets take a monster crash.  how low is low and how bad can it get?  We think the Dow could end-up on November 1st, 2009 anywhere from 5,600 to a low of 3,000 or even 1,500. 

Ouch…. and how interesting that it’s just about the same time that the stock market crashed in 1929.  But the best.. err.. worst is yet to come.  And the capitalization isn’t my emphasis, it’s Wiegand’s.

Unemployment nationally in the USA is now touching 16%.  The officially posted number is somewhere near half of that.  By the fall of 2009, American REAL UNEMPLOYMENT WILL BE NEAR THE ALL TIME 1930’S DEPRESSION HIGH OF 25% UNEMPLOYED.  SADLY, THAT IS NOT THE WORST AS IT GETS MORE DIRE.  WE PREDICT, USA UNEMPLOYMENT REACHES 30-40%.  IN THE RUST BELT STATES OF MICHIGAN AND OHIO, WHILE 40% IS NOT UNREALISTIC.

Great… wonderful.  Buy your tents, Coleman stoves and sleeping bags now.  And maybe a nice little 9mm and shotgun.  Aww heck, splurge for a Desert Eagle.  Size is intimidating!  Make sure to not forget the ammo!  And begin to stockpile food, you might need it.  This might be the “new” money and a good bartering tool, as long as people don’t kill ya for it.  And LOTS of stocking up on toilet paper and um.. ah… guys look away on this one… feminine items.  And don’t forget things like cold medicine, aspirin, and topical antibiotics!But more realistically, stockpiling at least two months of food is a good way to make sure you have a food supply and “other” items if you lose your job or have to choose between food and a house payment.

The American federal government departments for food stamps and the job of providing welfare provisions will be overwhelmed.  This will be a Katrina event for the hungry citizens of the United States.  Urban areas will see skyrocketing crime and in parts of some cities, life could become totally uninhabitable.

The last report we’ve seen on those receiving food handouts and related welfare amounted to 11 million USA citizens with 700,000 children going hungry each day.  We suspect the true amount of those needing food help will rise to 35 million with an untold tragic number of them being little, defenseless children.  Governments remain in denial and are not prepared for this national emergency whatsoever.  As things worsen, food riots and others with violence aimed at the “have” are common.

Did I happen to say that I am also professionally trained in sword fighting?  And raised by a Father who taught me to shoot a .38 & .45 around the age of 8 and a shotgun at the age of around 10?  Who would have ever thunk it that I would need those skills in my personal life!  And a chick to boot!

And as for that stockpiled food, didn’t I just say it was going to be the new “money”?  Dollars will be worthless. 

The number of bank failures over the next three years will be in the thousands.   In addition, the US Dollar’s valuation could break recent lows near 70.00 on the index, dropping to 46.00 by 2011 or 2012.  Inflation or potentially hyperinflation is quite real as the Federal Reserve and US Treasury strain to print and circulate cash to prod our stalled economy.  It is simply not working even with the dramatically lower interest rates of late.

But to continue, Wiegand says just like in the Great Depression, families are “renting” out rooms, or “bunking” up to pool their money.

Consumers are broke and going broker.  Households of interrelated families are doubling and tripling up even with several employed members being under one roof.  Basic costs of rent, mortgage payments, health care, food, utilities and taxes are too much to bear on stagnant and in some cases falling wages.  In some areas of America, there are entire subdivisions of homes totally abandoned or existing with only a hand full of occupants.  The millions thrown at lenders for new mortgages are not getting through to buyers, as there are fewer of them.  We are witnessing a system breakdown.

Isn’t this already happening?  I recently blogged about Detroit and how many of the homes are already empty, and have been gutted for their copper and such.  And additionally, many who are behind on their mortgages, and said bank gets a bailout, refinances the mortgage, only to increase the payment by $300 to $500 a month, and also demands several thousand dollars just to stop the foreclosure within 30 days!

And states and cities will be broke also, so forget about getting any help from them, which is already happening.  Say bye bye to welfare and to schools.

Municipalities and states are sinking into a spending, debt-ridden morass.  It was reported today that 22 of 50 USA states are in serious budgetary trouble.  California is one of those in terrible condition and Michigan is already technically broke as many of her cities. [Don’t forget Ohio as the governor called Rahm and said he needed $5 billion!]  Detroit will file bankruptcy in 2009 and there will [be] many other surprises as well.  There will be a cascade of bond defaults and the outcome will cap the ability of these cities, states and countries to borrow ever more.

Hey, at least we are all in this together….. *smirk*  True worldwide Socialism!  YIPPIE!

The shining light through all of this is the faster we find the bottom the faster we can recover.  Sadly, the recovery process will take years.  Futures and commodities traders should continue to earn steady profits as the stock markets slide into oblivion for years.  We see no recovery until 2015.

Let see… Obama Jan 2009 – Jan 2013.  I wonder if he will run for re-election?

I find it interesting that there is no mention of the Big 3, or of a company such as Wal-Mart still being in business.  If Wal-Mart collapses, we are in trouble.

But wait.. according to the Russian nutjob, by 2010 we will be in a civil war and the United States will be split between Canada, China/Japan, Mexico and the EU with Alaska going back to Russia and Hawaii going to China/Japan so all of this won’t happen!

Of course there’s always Gerald Celente’s prediction of a total collapse of the economy and a revolution by 2012.

So well.. there’s my first post of the new year…… oh and… um… might be a little late… but have a happy and prosperous  New Year, while you still can? *shrug* *nervous smile*

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Gaza – Israel Demonstrations and Protests Around The World and the US.

12/31/2008 11:25:00 PM

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large_718095To quote a line:  “This business will get out of control.  It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”

Yesterday, Dec. 30th, 2008 there were many, many Pro-Palestinian demonstrations across the country.  Nearly all, numbering more than 50, were organized by A.N.S.W.E.R. , a U.S. based organization.  ANSWER stands for “Act Now To Stop War and End Racism”.

A “National Day of Action” to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza was organized by ANSWER, in conjunction with the Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab American and Al-Awda, and the International Palestine Right to Return Coalition.  From their website, they state:

“…to be a National Day of Action and are continuing to call for emergency demonstrations across the country to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.”

Now I blogged yesterday asking a couple questions.  If ANSWER is really an anti-war, anti-racism, anti-terrorist, anti-imperialist organization as they claim, them why didn’t they organize protests when Hamas, who are on the US terrorist list and whose charter includes the annihilation of the Jews in Israel, was sending rockets and mortars across the border on a daily basis?  That activity is an Imperialist act.

And if they are a true anti-war organization, they why are they not protesting against BOTH Hamas and Israel, but instead choosing to only protest against Israel?  This makes them guilty of anti-Semitism. 

Several anti-war protests in San Francisco organized by ANSWER Coalition featured imagery and slogans some considered anti-Semitic, including the burning of the Israel flag, chants of support for terrorist groups like Hezbolla and Nazi-like arm salutes.”  ANSWERS defense?  “We strongly abhor all forms of racism and bigotry, including anti-Semitism.  At the same time, we don’t believe that criticism of Israeli government policies should be labeled as anti-Semitism any more than criticism of U.S. government policy should be labeled as anti-American.”

But here’s a small sampling of protests around the world and in the United States yesterday.  Okay, maybe more than a small sampling.



Antwerp, Belgium

Jewish groups have condemned a Belgian public broadcaster, VRT, for airing a show in which a standup comedian jokes about the Holocaust and the persecution of Jews.  Philippe Geubels, the comedian stated that the Holocaust cannot happen again because “Jews are much smarter now.”  “They have spread across the world.  Try rounding them up!  Most are in America so you cannot send them by train to Germany” to die in gas chambers.  “What are they going to do if there is a big gas leak in Antwerp?  Take the city to court for provocation?”  Additionally VRT came under criticism for a recent ad about a travel show focusing on Berlin.  It showed a drawing of Hitler as a male stripper giving the Nazi salute in front of a swastika flag.  That triggered a protest by teh Germany embassy, which called it “totally tasteless.”

Meanwhile, representatives of Hezbollah are scheduled to speak in the conference hall of the Belgian Parliament.  The Hezbollah representatives and the managers of the terrorist organization’s Al Manar TV will address a symposium on Palestine prisoners in Israeli jails.

The Arab European League (AEL) organized this demonstration.  After the protest disbanded the demonstrators marched towards Jewish neighborhoods, clashing with the police.  Car windows were broken, trams and buses were attacked.  Now many Jews are afraid to go to out into the streets fearing vandalism and violence.


Odenza, Denmark

A group of Arab youths opened fire Wednesday evening on a number of Israelis working at a mall in the Danish city of Odenza.  The Israelis, who were operating a stall in the shopping center, were lightly wounded in their legs.

But thanks to ANSWER, they have brought a nice little taste of Gaza City to the streets of America.

London, England

In London, and anti-Israel protestor snatched a policeman’s cap and set it on fire during a protest.  Some climbed israel’s embassy gates and were restrained by police.  Crowds chanted, “Palestine must be free from the river to the sea.”

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And according to a person on YouTube by the name of “NiceIslamMedia101” which has an icon of a Hamas supporter, and a video that begins showing a Hamas flag, there will be additional protests in London nearly every day.  There is a link for more information which leads to the “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” website.

Tehran, Iran

Hundreds of Iranian radicals stormed the British compound in Tehran last night, replacing the Union flag with a Palestinian one and held the consulate for about an hour.  Additionally a “fire bomb” was thrown at the gates.  A hardline Iranian news agency said that protests against Britain and Egypt, whose embassy was also targeted, would continue.

One demonstrator told the AP TV service:  “We brought down the British flag and put up the flag of Palestine so we can send our message.”  He said the people of Gaza were being ignored by the world and referred to Britain as an “old sleeping fox”.

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Also yesterday, the Mash’had branch of the Basiji Students gathered and took to violent protesting in front of the main gates of the Saudi Arabian consulate.  They chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan while carrying placards that had "traitor”, “coward” and “whore” on them.  In addition, they threw rocks and heavy objects through the windows of the consulate building.  One of the chants was “Woe is you, if Khamenei gives me my orders of Jihad.”
And one more incident occurred at the office of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned airline in Tehran over a Saudi-backed peace initiative with Israel.  The group, identified as Ikhwan al-Radwan, or Brothers of Heaven, attacked the office with several Molotov cocktails.  Minor damage was reported.  The initiative offers Israel normal relations with all Arab countries if it withdraws from lands occupied in 1967 Arab-Israeli war and allows the creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in Jerusalem.

Stockholm, Sweden

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the Swedish capital to protest against Israel, setting an Israeli flag on fire, and changing, “Israel, murderer, ” “Gaza solidarity,” and “Close the embassy.”  “Enough blood!  We’ve seen enough,” an organizer with the Swedish Islamic Association told the AFP.




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And all this in the name of Allah [God].   Radical Islam is NOT a religion, it is a political doctrine of world domination masked as a religion.  The demonstrations as seen below, are what will get the United States into a state of Martial Law, especially if violence as seen in other countries begins.   Now remember, ANSWER is SUPPOSE to be against anti-Semitism.

Los Angeles, California


About 100 people gathered outside the Federal Building in Westwood.  Another protest was underway outside the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Blvd east of Beverly Hills, where Los Angeles police kept two groups of chanting protestors and supporters separate.

As part of the effort, Friday prayer meetings at more than 70 mosques throughout Southern CA will be dedicated to victims of the attacks.  There are an estimated 650,000 Muslims living in So. Cal.

Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said “This is an illegal bombardment by Israel.  It is barbaric and it’s even more barbaric that it’s being done by the Bush Administration.”  “Gaza’s people are prisoners in their own land.  We depend on the help of the American people.”



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San Francisco, California


This one looks CRAZY nutz.  Take a look at “At the back of the hill” to find out what this protest was really like, from a non-Palestinian point of view.


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Washington, DC


About 750 keffiyeh-wearing Palestine supporters chanted outside the US State Department.  Other reports state only close to 200 participated.  What is interesting to note, is that when it came 5pm, out of the 750, only about 30 chose to participate in prayer.  This was an ANSWER rally, that was organized by Brian Becker.  Also present was Mara Verheyden-Hillard from the National Lawyers’ Guild.


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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Quotes that can be clearly heard and note, while people line street and street corners:

A Hijab is a “modest dress for women” that can include a veil to cover the face.   The following is yelled by a woman in a partial Hijab, obviously NOT showing ANY modest behavior.  ”You’re losers!  Your losers! Losers!  Your mother’s a whore!  Your mother’s a whore!  You’re losers.  Yea, fuck yourself,”  while carrying a sign that says “Nuke Israel”.  She additionally yelled, “Nuke Israel.  There is no Israel.”  Obviously she knows NOTHING about her claimed religion, for if she acted this way in Gaza, she would be at a minimum, stoned to death for her actions.

A group of men yelling and chanting at a car, “Go to Hell!  Go to Hell!”  Note, they are smiling the entire time with one man carrying a sign saying “Nuke Israel.  Go to Hell”.

Another woman, again wearing a partial burka:  “Go steal other lands!  Go!  Murderers!  Go back to the oven!  You need a big oven, that’s what you need!”

Eventually the crowd begins to get out of control and break through a police line.  The Pro-Palestinians cross the street, block the street and approach Israel supporters.  Finally, the police step in.  You can hear on pro-Israel supporter saying “They are so violent.”


Additional video via “Atlas Shrugs” of the same protest.


Tampa, Florida



Atlanta, Georgia



Kailua, Hawaii


According to the AP, "A small group of placard-waving pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered near U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s vacation retreat in Hawaii.”

[Obviously these people don’t know that President Bush has sent $85 billion to the UN that is marked for aid to Gaza and the West Bank.]

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Boston, Massachusetts [Park Plaza]

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Dearborn, Michigan


Approximately 5,000 people showed up for this protest with the streets lined for eight city blocks.  Some marchers chanted, “Gaza, Gaza dont’ cry, Palestine will never die” and “Israel is a terrorist state.”  Others chanted, in Arabic, “God is Great” and “a martyr is beloved of God.”

One protestor said that the responsibility for the Israeli attack lies with the US government, which “gives billions of dollars in military aide to Israel.”

Another protestor said he marched to protest, “the aggression and the use of excessive force” by Israel in Gaza.  “These are nothing but terrorist acts.”

One group of protestors carried a mock coffin decorated with pictures of dead and injured Arab children and labeled “U.S. Tax Dollars at Work” and “Victims of Zionism.”

Many spoke to at this protest said they had “hope that Obama would address the plight of the Palestinians.”

This protest was called by the Congress of Arab American Organizations.  Spokesman Osama Siblani said, “There is disappointment and anger in our community and we need to express it toward the current U.S. administration that has given a blank check to the Israelis.”

The Detroit area has the largest and most concentrated Arab American population in the country, with as many as 350,000 residents in Southeast Michigan of Arab ancestry.

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New York City, New York

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Over a thousand New Yorkers marched through midtown Manhattan, chanting and carrying signs and Palestinian flags on Tuesday.  This demonstration was brought together by the ANSWER Coalition, the Muslim American SOciety NY, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Supporters, and Al-Awda NY and Al-Asalah NY, among others.

They all gathered in front of the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN.  The spectators covered the sidewalk of the entire block at the corner of 42nd and 2nd Ave.  This was the third day in a row for Pro-Palestinian protesting in midtown.

Demonstrators chanted in both Arabic and English, waving Palestinian flags and carrying placards with phrases such as “Olmert, Olmert, What do you say?  How many kids have you killed today?” and “Viva viva Palestina.”

Pamphlets were handed out, including a petition to be sent to House Reps, which demands that the US condemn the war in the strongest terms, and that it uphold the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War.

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Across the street from 42nd and 2nd Ave was also a pro-Israel counter-protest.  Some insults were hurled at these demonstrators.  “You should be ashamed of yourself!  Stop the ethnic cleansing!” on man screamed.

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Ocala, Florida


Roughly two dozen demonstrators gathered Tuesday in from of the Lockheed Martin plant in Silver Springs Shores.  Lockheed Martin makes components for Hellfire missiles.  One woman states, “This is not over.  This is not going to be over for quite some time and this is just the beginning of another long, long, long piece of disturbance in the Middle East.”

One Lockheed employee, saw the protest, went home and got her two adult daughters.  They returned to the scene and counter-protested across the street.  The three shouted:  “Support our troops”, “God Bless America,” and “If you’re so proud of it, go back to Gaza.”

I agree with both women’s statements.


Dallas, Texas

Pro-Palestinian protestors converged at the Dealy Plaza in Dallas.



Phoenix, Arizona


Now fair warning. I’ve NEVER been considered to be politically correct, however, I am known to speak my mind, fairly on many matters.  I am known to listen to both sides, in their entirety, and then go from there.  And I do not take race, religion, or sex into consideration.  I look at it from the point of view of ethics, simply right and wrong.  

In this case, is it right to kill people.  Well, that’s according to what you believe.  If you are a Christian, the only time it is “okay”, if you will, to kill another person, along with man’s law, is during War.  This also includes police actions when one must defend themselves.  However, according to other religions, those who do not believe in their religion, and will not convert, should die, all in the name of God.  To kill those who do not believe in what you believe, is considered to be a “Holy” act.  Yet, when those same people are attacked, and killed, then they are the ones calling it murder.  Does this EVEN make sense?  Can you say hypocrites?  Please, if you are Islamic, please explain that logic to me.  And please don’t say that it’s different because Israel is killing children.  Hamas is just as guilty of the same crime, if you want to put it that way.

But I have one small question for those who believe in Islam.  And remember, I am not Jewish, I am not Muslim, and I certainly wouldn’t be considered Christian.  But the question is, “Why are the Jews so bad?”  Tell me exactly why they are bad.  Who told you that the Jews are bad people?  What is the basis for that prior to say, 42 years ago?  What exactly did they do, more than 100 years ago, that was so bad?  If you can not answer this question, other than because people have told you that, and because your “religion” tells you that, then you are guilty of racism.  Welcome to the modern world, not a third world country.

And if you are not racist, then why are you supporting people who chose to vote in Hamas in their government, an organization that is considered a terrorist organization by nearly every country in the world, that has in their charter, the annihilation of Jews.  That ladies and gentlemen, is genocide.  Its not so nice when it comes back in your face does it?

Now if you are a follower of Islam, you aren’t going to like the way I’ve worded that question about Jews.  But I, who is not a follower of Islam, or a Jew, who is an outsider, is trying to understand BOTH points of view from BOTH sides.  You can take the attitude that I will never understand because I’m not a follower of Islam and will end up in Hell, or that it’s none of my business, well.. it is my business because this is happening on the streets of the country I live in. 

And hey, I’ve been on my way to Hell for a long time, so no biggie in that threat.  I never proclaim that I am perfect, and I will certainly go to Heaven.  You as a person do not have the right to judge whether I will go to Hell or Heaven, only God can make that judgment.  And if that is my destiny, then so be it.  Your words of a “devil” or whatever you call those who are not followers of Islam, and saying I should die because of my beliefs does not offend me.  Lemme put it this way, I don’t have a problem slinging around a few slabs of bacon in bacon grease coated hands which would do absolutely no physical damage to you.   However, is violence towards my attitude worth losing your 40some virgins and existing in Hell for eternity?

Because if anything, I propose a campaign for PEACE on the streets of the United States between Pro-Palestinians and those who are Pro-Israel.   Everyone is entitled to the right to assembly and the right to free speech thanks to our Constitution.  That is something that is NOT available in MOST Middle East countries, especially to women.  And general human rights and ethics entitles you to your own opinion, whether in my opinion, my neighbors opinion, or the person next to me’s opinion is different.  Again, an option that is NOT available in MOST Middle East countries. 

However, name calling, encroachment, and violence towards an opposite group because of religion and race are not.   That is a hate crime here in the United States.   I understand that the laws of Israel and of Gaza are different from here in the United States, but so should you.  You live in the United States, not in Israel and not in Gaza.  Please do NOT bring the Middle East conflict to OUR streets.  Isn’t the fighting and way of life there the reason you left and came to the United States to live free?

And if you are so proud of your land, and state that an injustice is being done, instead of bringing violence to our streets here in the United States, go back to Gaza and fight alongside Hamas against Israel.

What you need to realize is that yes, the United States gave aid to Israel however, in the past few days President Bush also gave $85 million in aide to the UN marked for Gaza and the West bank.  That’s more money per person for Gaza and the West Bank, than we as Americans got in our “stimulus” checks last year.  Our president gave Gaza and the West Bank more money per person for aid, that Congress gave us for economic help.

And if you tell me that I have to make a choice?  Then my choice is going to be those who break the law in the United States, according to our laws here, not the laws of Israel or of Gaza, should go to jail.  Obviously you don’t like the way we do things here in the United States, so go back to the Middle East where your life was so much better than here… and take your never ending war with you.  Oh wait, or is that why you came to the United States, so you could be free. 


Here’s an easy one.  Israel stops firing.  If Hamas sends a rocket across the border, without provocation, then Israel has the right to send a Hellfire missile in.  If Hamas sends two rockets or mortars across the border, unprovoked, then Israel has the right to send two Hellfire missiles in.  Deal?  I’m sure there’s something in Islam that is similar to “An eye for an eye.”  You say that’s no end to the war?  Well, hasn’t Hamas been attacking Israel for about ohh.. what seven years and Palestine never complained while you cheered Hamas on?  And what about all the other years, basically since the beginning of time?

Because ultimately, the below picture is what all should be working for.  Palestinians and Jews side by side, for the same cause.  Peace between them both.




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