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  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of vienna.net ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...
  • Napolitano’s New Adviser Supports Al Qaeda Hero

    10/28/2010 11:56:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watcxh ^ | October 27, 2010
    In the Obama Administration’s latest move to bond with Muslims, a strong supporter of a radical Islamist theologian and a renowned jihadist ideologue has been sworn in as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proudly announced this month that she swore in three new members of her new Advisory Council, a panel comprised of local government officials, academics and private citizens who make recommendations and advise her on a variety of issues relating to national security.Among its new members is Mohamed Elibiary, a backer of the Ayatollah Khomeini and a...
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carter’s in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washington’s long-time and loyal...
  • Dog protest planned for Scarborough mosque

    09/13/2012 11:07:33 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 42 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 13, 2012 | Terry Davidson
    TORONTO - The fur will be flying at an east-Toronto Mosque Friday afternoon, when a group of dog owners plan to walk their canines outside the building during prayer sessions. It was toward the end of August that two groups — the Canadian Hindu Advocacy and Canadians United Against Terror - set up a Facebook page inviting people to walk their dogs in front the Salahuddin mosque in Scarborough. Their call was a response to an incident in August that took place during an anti-Israel demonstration at Queen’s Park by an Islamic group where a Jewish man was arrested for...
  • The suicide of a great Iranian intellectual shames the Islamic regime

    05/06/2011 12:16:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 6, 2011 | Michael Weiss
    While Britons celebrated the royal wedding last Friday, one of Iran’s greatest intellectuals willingly fell to his death from the sixth-floor balcony of his Tehran apartment. Siamak Pourzand, aged 80, had held out long enough against the Islamic Republic..... Pourzand was an already prominent cultural commentator and foreign correspondent long before Ayatollah Khomeini boarded a plane from Paris, full of big ideas, in 1979.... Secular and cosmopolitan to the core, Pourzand had no time for the guardianship of the sadists and made a point of saying so, especially in the late 1990s when he began writing for various opposition newspapers...
  • The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

    06/18/2004 12:31:19 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 1,185+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | June 18, 2004 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Originally posted Sept. 29, 2003; reposted June 18, 2004 Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaeda came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of...
  • One Imam, Multiple Messages (What does Imam Rauf really believe? Here’s the truth beind the man...)

    09/13/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2010 | Ibn Warraq
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has made some grave accusations against those who oppose the building of the Islamic center near Ground Zero, and has predicated his own approval of the project on the moderateness of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Zakaria wrote that Abdul Rauf “has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical — but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day.” Yes, indeed — you are likely to read similar “stuff” on the Huffington Post, since Rauf has written there. But how can that possibly constitute a...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • The Islamic Republic is not Iran

    08/12/2010 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Amil Imani
    The Islamic Republic Is Not Iran By Amil Iman We just don't get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in, in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called "dim-witted cowboy," has created the entire mess. The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the...
  • Take a Breath on Iran

    06/21/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 75 replies · 1,929+ views
    Having been in transit during the start of the Iranian election protests, I've taken a little time to come up to speed on the issue. Scanning English-language (UK) papers in airports, I will say that my initial reaction to the euphoria I saw breaking out all over the West -- especially the US? -- to the obtusely labeled "green" revolution was, Why should we be so happy about Mousavi? When I learned that Mousavi was Mullah Rafsanjani's boy, that A-jad was Mullah Khameini's boy, my wonder deepened, as in: What's the diff? When I read John Bolton's piece at Politico...
  • Profile: Iran's Revolutionary Guards

    10/26/2007 11:59:58 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 209+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 10/26/2007 | news.bbc.co.uk
    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was set up shortly after the 1979 Iranian revolution to defend the country's Islamic system, and to provide a counterweight to the regular armed forces. It has since become a major military, political and economic force in Iran, with close ties to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a former member.
  • Ten Things You Didn't Know About Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    09/28/2007 1:35:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1,575+ views
    Yahoo! News/U.S. News & World Report ^ | September 26, 2007 | Staff
    1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronounced mah-MOOD ah-mah-dih-nee-ZHAD) was born Oct. 28, 1956, three years after the CIA-sponsored coup that installed the pro-Western leader Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as Iran's leader. A Shiite Muslim, he and his wife, a professor, have two sons and a daughter. 2. When he was an infant, Ahmadinejad's family moved from the village of Aradan to Tehran. It was at this point that the family changed its name from Saborjhian, which translates to "thread painter" (the lowliest job in Iran's traditional carpet-weaving industry), to the more religious Ahmadinejad ("race of Muhammad" or "virtuous race"). 3. Ahmadinejad is...
  • We've Replaced Rushdie In Hiding (Mark Steyn On Western Dhimmitude Submission Alert)

    06/24/2007 4:40:16 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 1,852+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 06/24/2007 | Mark Steyn
    Khomeini figured: Why import the false ideologies of a failing civilization? Doesn't it make more sense to export Islamism to the dying West? And, for a guy dismissed by most of us as crazy, Khomeini made a lot of sense. The Rushdie fatwa established the ground rules: The side that means it gets away with it. Mobs marched through Britain calling for the murder of a British subject – and, as a matter of policy on the grounds of multicultural sensitivity, the British police shrugged and looked the other way. One reader in England recalled one demonstration at which he...
  • Former President Carter blasts Bush [Bush's administration is "the worst in history".........]

    05/19/2007 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,402+ views
    Former President Carter blasts Bush 11 minutes ago Former President Carter says President Bush's administration is "the worst in history" in international relations, taking aim at the White House's policy of pre-emptive war and its Middle East diplomacy. The criticism from Carter, which a biographer says is unprecedented for the 39th president, also took aim at Bush's environmental policies and the administration's "quite disturbing" faith-based initiative funding. "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in...
  • Three Days That Will Live in Infamy

    02/16/2007 7:16:18 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 235+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/16/07 | Purple Mountains
    Twice now, in my lifetime, a Democrat Congress has stabbed an American army in the back – bringing to mind President Roosevelt’s famous phrase that described the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor – “a day that will live in infamy”. After voting to authorize the use of force for regime change in Iraq, these cowards and turncoats pretend they never said what they said, that they never did what they did, and, to the disgust of all American patriots, that they “support the troops”. I never thought I would again feel the shame I felt in 1975 – the...
  • 97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can't Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime

    10/02/2006 11:58:21 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 319+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/2/06 | Purple Mountains
    Last weekend, in a now famous interview with Chris Wallace, former President Clinton lied and spun about his non-record fighting terrorism. This weekend we saw a parade of Democrats crying “foul” when their record is exposed. Let’s again look at the facts.
  • Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism

    10/28/2003 7:07:05 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 6 replies · 2,509+ views
    Insight ^ | 10-27-2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Saudi Wealth Fuels Global Jihadism Posted Oct. 27, 2003 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Generations of Muslims in the Middle East have been raised on the anti-Western, anti-Semitic theologies of Ayatollah Khomeini and in the Saudi Wahhabi system of madrassas (religious schools). This foundation set the stage for the rise of Osama bin Laden. Doaa 'Amer is a professional TV anchor who hosts Muslim Woman Magazine on IQRAA TV, a satellite channel broadcasting throughout the Arab world. As she tells it, her job is to educate the next generation of children to be "true Muslims." Readers accustomed to hearing Islam described...
  • 'AMERICA CAN'T DO A THING'

    11/02/2004 12:36:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 666+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    AMERICANS will certainly have 9/11 in mind when they vote today. But they should keep another date in mind, too — one almost exactly a quarter-century ago: Nov. 4, 1979. A clear path runs to 9/11 from the day of the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of American hostages. The 1979 embassy attack came at a time when the administration of President Jimmy Carter was trying to prop up the new Khomeinist regime in Tehran. Carter had decided to support Khomeini in the context of the so-called "Green Belt" strategy developed by National Security...
  • NYP: EUROPE'S IRAN ILLUSIONS, by Amir Taheri

    06/06/2005 5:52:26 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 553+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2005 | AMIR TAHERI
    In his recent visit to Washington, Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told his American interlocutors that the European Union's initiative on Iran was heading for an impasse.... The Europeans have never been able to see any of the real decision-makers (known as tasmimgiran) in Tehran let alone engage them in negotiation. Rouhani and other facade officials, who talk to the Europeans, may honestly believe that Iran is not up to mischief if only because they do not know what is going on. Only those in the camarilla around "The Supreme Guide" have the full picture. The doors of that camarilla,...
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 37 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • In Hindsight, The War On Terror Began With Salman Rushdie

    02/26/2005 9:43:24 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies · 757+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 25, 2005 | Jonathan Rausch
    For most Americans, February 14 was Valentine's Day, the most insipid holiday on the calendar. The date deserves to be better known for another reason. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader and revolutionary dictator of Iran, pronounced a fatwa (an Islamic legal judgment) against the British novelist Salman Rushdie. It said: It is not outlandish to think of the World Trade Center towers as The Satanic Verses, magnified immeasurably but not beyond all recognition. "In the name of Him, the Highest. There is only one God, to whom we shall all return. I inform all zealous...
  • Why Do Muslim States Do So Badly in International Sports?

    08/31/2004 6:24:15 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 454+ views
    Arab News ^ | September 1, 2004 | Amir Taheri
    PARIS, 1 September 2004 — The Muslim world has a new hero. He is Hicham El-Gerroudj, the Moroccan running champion who bagged two gold medals at this year’s summer Olympics in Athens last week. For several days images of his heroic exploits, punctuated by smiles and tears of joy, have provided something of a relief from the Arab televisions’ normal fare. El-Gerroudj’s triumph, however, cannot hide the fact that, for the world’s 57 majority Muslim nations, this was probably the worst Olympics ever. To start with, the Muslim nations, who together account for some 1.2 billion people, almost a fifth...
  • Our Islamic Fifth Column (written 2001 in the UK)

    06/06/2004 5:14:20 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies · 250+ views
    city journal ^ | autumn 2001 | Farrukh Dhondy
    City Journal Our Islamic Fifth Column Farrukh Dhondy Autumn 2001 My first name gives rise to confusion. It’s a common Muslim name, so people I meet, or who read my byline, assume that I am of the faith. Most recently, in response to a column I write for an Indian paper, in which I confessed to having met a few terrorists in my time and attempted to analyze their limited grasp of the world, I received a lot of hate mail. Some of the e-mailers clearly thought I was a Muslim apostate and reminded me that the penalty for that...
  • History in the Making, Far From Iowa’s Caucuses: Iran was the first harbinger of radical Islam.

    01/22/2004 9:38:46 AM PST · by quidnunc · 2 replies · 190+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | January 26, 2004 | Richard Brookhiser
    The charm of Iowa and New Hampshire: Canadian air masses; black ice and small towns; armies of journalists,clubby and obtuse; projections that do not project, experts who do not know; and finally, the candidates and their campaigns, multimillion-dollar insta-corporations careening to destruction, or surviving for another shot at becoming the Most Powerful People in the World. All of this is based on the say-so of yokels who were lucky enough to erect their peculiar political institutions on the equivalent of the Comstock Load, the system we wish Afghanistan and Iraq to emulate. At the end of his book Five Days...
  • Iranian tries to set fire to Khomeini's Tomb

    10/14/2003 1:19:59 PM PDT · by Cyrus the Great · 7 replies · 188+ views
    Iranmania ^ | 10/14/03 | Iranmania
    TEHRAN, Oct 13, (AFP) -- A 52-year-old Iranian man tried last week to set fire to the tomb of Iran's late supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in southern Tehran, a newspaper reported The man, who was not named, tried last Friday to set the tomb ablaze with petrol, said the daily Sharq, quoting Iran's semi-official labour news agency "During initial questioning, he said he decided to take the action after a premonitory dream," it said. The office of Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the ayatollah's grandson, which is responsible for the mausoleum, said the report was exaggerated. "It was not so dramatic...
  • Ayatollah Khomeini's Grandson to speak at American Enterprise Institute

    09/26/2003 11:45:47 AM PDT · by Persia · 6 replies · 198+ views
    Payvand ^ | 9/26/03 | Payvand
    Mr. Hossein Khomeini will give a speech at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC on Friday September 26. Mr. Hossein Khomeini, grandson of the Ayatollah Roohollah Khomeini who ushered in Iran's current theocracy, will join us to discuss the situation in that country. Mr. Khomeini recently left Tehran for Baghdad, where he was outspoken in his criticism of the Iranian regime, and where he was the target of an assassination attempt. Mr. Khomeni will speak on the record and take questions after his prepared remarks. Start: Friday, September 26, 2003 3:30 PM End: Friday, September 26, 2003 5:00 PM Location:...
  • Report: Grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini slams Iranian regime

    08/04/2003 10:03:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 369+ views
    A grandson of Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who is currently in Iraq has denounced the religious "dictatorship" ruling Iran, an Arabic newspaper reported Monday. Iran "needs a democratic regime which does not use religion as a means to oppress people and stifle society", Asharq Al-Awsat daily quoted Hussein Khomeini, 46, as saying. The grandson of called for "separating religion from the state and ending the despotic religious regime reminiscent of the rule of the Church during the Dark Ages in Europe", the newspaper reported. "All those who came to power after (the 1989 death of) my grandfather exploited...
  • Iranians protest outside Nobel ceremony

    12/10/2002 10:31:57 AM PST · by GeneD · 14 replies · 170+ views
    A group of exiled Iranians demonstrated in Oslo on Tuesday against both Nobel Prize winner Jimmy Carter and the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The group of around 40 people shouted "Shame on the Nobel Committee" and "Shame on Carter" as they demonstrated outside Norway's National Theater. The theater is located near the Oslo City Hall, where Carter was awarded the Peace Prize in a traditional annual ceremony. The demonstrators claimed that both the US and Jimmy Carter, as a former US president, share responsibility for the revolution in Iran in 1979 that unseated the shah and allowed the Ayatollah Khomeini to...
  • TORRICELLI'S TERROR PAL$

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>
  • Islam Takes to the Web in the Aftermath of 9/11

    09/12/2002 5:45:20 PM PDT · by Conagher · 10 replies · 313+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Wed Sep 11,12:40 PM ET | Edmund Blair
    CAIRO (Reuters) - When Thomas from the United States wanted to know what the Muslim world had to say one year after the Sept. 11 attacks, he turned to IslamOnline.net. His request was courteous, unlike some angry questions sent in the past year to the Web site which offers online Islamic fatwas -- or religious edicts -- as well as news and advice to Muslims and others interested in the Islamic world. But regardless of the questioner's sympathies, IslamOnline aims to offer authoritative statements from scholars on Islam, reflecting differing views from various schools of thought. "Today we have broken...
  • Daniel Pipes: Iranians can see their way out of darkness

    07/23/2002 10:35:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies · 330+ views
    National Post ^ | July 23 2002 | Daniel Pipes
    Militant Islam is on the ascendant almost everywhere around the globe -- except in the country that experienced it longest and knows it best. In Iran, it is on the defensive and perhaps in retreat. This situation has vast potential consequences. It derives from the fact that (putting aside the exceptional case of Saudi Arabia) militant Islam first attained power in Iran in 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah. Twenty-three years later, Khomeini's aggressive, totalitarian project has left Iranians deeply disillusioned and longing for a return to normal life. The population wants freedom from a regime that bullies them...