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Un soldiers salute Hizbullah terrorists

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like if they were another soldiers… And I thought UN troops were there to combat Hizbullah…

From AP (h/t LGF):U.N. soldiers salute as a tractor-trailer loaded with coffins of nearly 200 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters and bearing the picture of slain Hezbollah top leader Imad Mughniyeh, right, arrives in the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon, Thursday, July 17, 2008.

H/T Elder of Ziyon and Hodja.

Shameful. But I guess this salute was ordered to them… It’s curious their flag (and so their country) cannot be seen…

By the way, UNIFIL has defended the soldiers, who are thought to be from Italy though their identities have  not been made public.

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Written by Claudia

July 22, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Another case of duplicity: Imam Siraj Wahhaj

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From Creeping Sharia:

An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom federal officials have linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks.

The group says its mission is to explain the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims who believe the religion is bent on acts of violence – but Siraj Wahhaj, the inflammatory imam who appears in a promotional YouTube video for the project, has defended convicted bomb-plotters and called the FBI and CIA the “real terrorists.”

US Attorney Mary Jo White even named Wahhaj one of 170 unindicted co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the thwarted plan to blow up a slew of buildings.

“In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam,” Wahhaj said in one of his sermons.

(…) Wahhaj, imam of Al-Taqwa mosque, is a former member of the Nation of Islam and was the first Muslim to give an invocation at the House of Representatives.


Formal charges were never filed against him by White, although he did serve as a character witness for the defense in the trial of Omar Abdel-Rahman, “the blind sheik” who is now serving a life sentence for his role in plotting the 1993 WTC bombings.

In the promotional video for the Subway Project, Wahhaj is the first to speak.

Every day in this city, some 4.9 million people ride the subways – that is a lot of people,” he says. “Imagine them seeing the word Islam. Imagine them seeing the word Muhammad.”

What a sympathetic guy, isn’t he?

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Israeli mother rescued from abusive Muslim husband

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From IBA:

After a 17-year captivity to an abusive Muslim husband, a Jewish mother and her eight children were rescued Sunday from the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Yad L’Achim, an organization dedicated to solving problems of this type, freed Naama [not her real name] from imprisonment in her own home and almost two decades of fear, shame and violence. Seizing a window of opportunity – her husband was in prison and his brother under house arrest – her liberators wove through the narrow alleyways of the Muslim Quarter to deliver her to safety.

(…) Naama, now around 40, grew up in a Torah-observant home in the Golan Heights. At 20, she rebelled against Judaism.  Constant fighting with her parents and her decision to stop observing Shabbat culminated in a falling-out with her family, and Naama left her home to seek a different life. Vulnerable, with her life in a volatile state, Naama met an Arab man, who married her and brought her to the Muslim Quarter, promising her a warm, stable home where she would be loved and feel happy. Naama’s life as a Muslim began.

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Written by Claudia

July 22, 2008 at 8:15 pm

UK: Sharia Law in criminal procedures

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Youth worker Aydarus Yusuf, 29, who was involved in setting up the hearing, said a group of Somali youths were arrested by police on suspicion of stabbing another Somali teenager.

The victim’s family told officers the matter would be settled out of court and the suspects were released on bail.

A hearing was convened and elders ordered the assailants to compensate the victim.

“All their uncles and their fathers were there,” said Mr Yusuf. “So they all put something towards that and apologised for the wrongdoing.”

Don’t you feel the peace, the repentment? They even apologised!!!

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Written by Claudia

July 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Britain bans Hizbullah military wing

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Las Vegas Sun:

British lawmakers voted Tuesday to include the military wing of Lebanese-based group Hezbollah to Britain’s list of banned terrorist organizations, charging it supported terror activities in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

The action by the House of Commons would make it a crime to join or support the military wing of the radical group, which fought a bloody month-long conflict with Israel two years ago.

Britain’s minister in charge of fighting terrorism Tony McNulty charged that the movement was linked to insurgent groups in Iraq that had attacked coalition soldiers.

“I can say unequivocally that Hezbollah’s military wing is providing active support to Shia militant groups in Iraq,” he said.

Lebanese blogger From Beirut to the Beltway is not happy about what is going on. Just read him to know the other side of the story: those people who are Lebanese and are not very happy with Hizbullah and Siniora’s treatment of Kantar.

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Written by Claudia

July 22, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Bulldozer attack wounds one person and 4 others are injured

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Israeli police identified the driver as a Palestinian from East Jerusalem.

The construction vehicle struck several other vehicles, including a No. 13 city bus, before an Israeli border policeman and a civilian shot and killed the driver, an Israeli government statement said.

One person was “moderately to seriously wounded,” and four others sustained minor injuries in Tuesday’s attack, the statement said, citing Jerusalem’s police chief. Video Watch city bus damaged by backhoe attack »

The statement immediately labeled the incident a terrorist attack. Video footage showed the body of the driver slumped inside the cab of the vehicle.

A witness said he saw the machine overturn two cars near the hotel in downtown Jerusalem, where the U.S. presidential candidate was scheduled to stay after he arrives in Israel. Obama is in Jordan at the moment as part of an overseas trip to the Mideast and Europe.

Attack injures 5 near Obama’s Jerusalem hotel –

An Israeli security force officer stands guard next to a front-end ...

An Israeli security force officer stands guard next to a front-end loader as the Palestinian driver sits dead in his seat at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 22 2008. A Palestinian from East Jerusalem rammed a construction vehicle into three cars and a city bus in downtown Jerusalem on Tuesday, wounding four people before he was shot dead, in a chilling imitation of a similar attack that took place in the city earlier this month.

(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

This is the second Palestinian bulldozer terrorist attack in less than a month… The attacker was also from East Jerusalem.

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Written by Claudia

July 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Mehbooba Andyar: the Afghan runner trying to escape from the Taliban

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She disappeared some days ago and people were worried because, just for being a runner, she had been receiving death threats:

Mehbooba Andyar’s choice to compete in a head scarf and full-length, body-covering running suit could not spare her from Taliban taunts and threats. The Afghan middle-distance runner nonetheless trekked on and was on the verge of realizing her Olympic dream. But now Andyar — slated to be the only female Afghan athlete at the Beijing Games — has gone missing from her training site just weeks before the opening ceremonies.

(…) One possible explanation is that the 19-year-old may be seeking asylum somewhere in Europe, following repeated threats and humiliation from Muslim extremists, including false rumors that she was a prostitute.

She has resurfaced now only to announce that she is in her way to Norway, where she will be seeking asylum. Something entirely normal considering this:

Although Ahdyar always ran in a headscarf and wore long tracksuit bottoms she still received death threats from extremists who objected to a Muslim woman taking part in sports at all.

When she received visits from Western media earlier this year, her neighbors called the police telling them she was obviously a prostitute working for foreign clients. Her father, a carpenter, even spent time in jail until the issue was cleared up.

Absolutely. Disgusting. And. Shameful.

We will see if Norway has the guts to confront the Taliban for protecting this brave woman.

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Written by Claudia

July 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm