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  • (Eritrea)Crack down on Catholic believers (67 Evangelicals Arrested, 25 charismatics in jail)

    01/16/2005 11:51:06 AM PST · 7 of 13

    Title should read (35 charismatics still in jail)

  • (Eritrea)Crack down on Catholic believers (67 Evangelicals Arrested, 25 charismatics in jail)

    01/16/2005 11:49:11 AM PST · 5 of 13

    Eritrea - Religion: Although reliable statistics are not available, approximately 50 percent of the population are Sunni Muslim and approximately 40 percent are Orthodox Christian. The population also includes a small number of Eastern Rite and Roman Catholics (5 percent), Protestants (2 percent), smaller numbers of Seventh-Day Adventists, and less than 1,500 members of Jehovah's Witnesses. A small minority, perhaps 2 percent, practices traditional indigenous religions. Also present in very small numbers are practicing Buddhists, Hindus, and Baha'is. Generally the population in eastern and western lowlands predominantly is Muslim, and in the highlands the population predominantly is Christian.


  • One Killed in Bombing of Thai Noodle Shop

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/16/2005 11:30:15 AM PST · 494 of 570
    One Killed in Bombing of Thai Noodle Shop
    January 2005
    A bomb believed planted by Muslim insurgents exploded Sunday at a noodle shop in southern Thailand, killing one person and injuring 59 others, officials said.
  • (Eritrea)Crack down on Catholic believers (67 Evangelicals Arrested, 25 charismatics in jail)

    01/16/2005 11:26:12 AM PST · 1 of 13
  • CIA gives grim warning on European prospects

    01/16/2005 11:20:12 AM PST · 66 of 167
    miltonim to epow

    Permit me to rephrase that:

    The world population of Jewish adherents will remain about the same but they will still cause most of the world problems in 2025.</sarcasm>

  • Kerry wasn't too Swift on recent tour (freeper *kattracks* quoted!)

    01/16/2005 11:03:34 AM PST · 102 of 128
    miltonim to raccoonradio


  • (December 2001) On the Topic of Islam

    01/16/2005 8:37:40 AM PST · 12 of 17
    miltonim to Ramonchito

    Is Bin Laden a Muslim?

  • (December 2001) On the Topic of Islam

    01/16/2005 7:28:52 AM PST · 10 of 17
    miltonim to Ramonchito

    If your imam declares a Jihad, will you take up arms?

  • (December 2001) On the Topic of Islam

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/16/2005 6:16:13 AM PST · 493 of 570
    (December 2001) On the Topic of Islam
    Senegal, 1999: Interdiction against the building of Christian schools; the transformation of churches into mosques (Êglise dans le Monde, No. 106).
  • (December 2001) On the Topic of Islam

    01/16/2005 5:55:38 AM PST · 1 of 17
  • (Spain 890-1050) The Restoration of Orthodoxy

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/16/2005 3:06:47 AM PST · 492 of 570
    (Spain 890-1050) The Restoration of Orthodoxy
    Aged about ten, St. Pelagius (Pelayo in Spanish) was taken hostage by the Moors in Asturias in northern Spain and taken to Cordoba. Here he was offered freedom and other rewards if he would become Muslim. After three years in prison, he was tortured before finally dying at the age of thirteen in 925. He is still honoured in Spain on 26 June.
  • (Spain 890-1050) The Restoration of Orthodoxy

    01/16/2005 3:04:30 AM PST · 1 of 4

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/15/2005 11:49:31 PM PST · 491 of 570
    NJ, USA
    January 2005
    A family of Christians who fled persecution in Egypt ran into a bloody nightmare in Jersey City - where the husband, wife and their two daughters were found knifed to death in their home yesterday.
  • Vanity: See How NARAL Grades Your State

    01/15/2005 8:44:03 AM PST · 60 of 142
    miltonim to Kuksool
    2005 Key Findings

    Key Findings

    Reproductive Rights at Risk

    NATIONWIDE GRADE: The nation’s overall grade
    for women’s reproductive rights dropped to a D-.

    In the last 4 years, as George Bush’s anti-killing-babies presidency has emboldened anti-killing-babies activists around the country, the nation’s grade has steadily declined from a C- to a deplorable D-.










    F States. 18 states received a failing grade: AL, AR, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NE, ND, OH, PA, SC, SD, UT, VA, WI.

    D States. 11 states received grades of D+, D, or D-: CO, DE, FL, GA, KS, NC, OK, RI, TN, TX, WY.

    C States. 4 states received grades of C+ or C: AZ, IA, MA, MN.

    B States. 7 states and the District of Columbia received grades of B+, B, or B-: DC, HI, IL, NV, NH, NJ, NM, WV.

    A States. 10 states received grades of A+, A, or A-: AK, CA, CT, ME, MD, MT, NY, OR, VT, WA.

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    As many as 19 states will quickly ban abortion as soon as Roe is overturned. As many as 19 more could follow closely behind.

    In only 13 states is killing-babies not at risk if Roe is overturned.


    87 percent of counties in the United States do not have an abortion provider, according to a study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute.

    State Legislative Findings


    714 anti-killing-babies measures were considered.

    • This is a 28 percent increase from 2003, when 558 anti-killing-babies measures were considered.
    • Every state with a regular legislative session, except Maine, considered anti-killing-babies legislation. Maine is also one of just 3 states with a pro-killing-babies governor and legislature.

    29 anti-killing-babies measures were enacted. 

    • This is a 33 percent decrease from 2003, when 45 anti-killing-babies measures were enacted.


    422 pro-killing-babies measures were considered.

    • This is a 62 percent increase from 2003, when 261 pro-killing-babies measures were considered.
    • Every state with a regular legislative session considered pro-killing-babies legislation.

    30 pro-killing-babies measures were enacted.

    • This is a 36 percent increase from 2003, when 22 pro-killing-babies measures were enacted.


    Since President Bush took office in 2001, almost 2000 anti-killing-babies measures have been considered in state legislatures nationwide.

    • Almost 150 of these measures have been enacted.


    Between 1995 and 2004, states enacted 409 anti-killing-babies legislative measures – including 29 in 2004 alone.


    The states that considered the most pro-killing-babies measures were: RI(39), MN(38), NJ(35), NY(32), IL(25), MA(23).

    The states that enacted the most pro-killing-babies measures were: MD(4), OK(4), ME(3), AZ, CA, CO, MI, and PA— all tied with two.


    The states that considered the most anti-killing-babies measures in 2004 were: WV(63), RI(39), MI(38), MN(35), NY(27).

    The states that enacted the most anti-killing-babies measures in 2004 were: MS(5), LA(3), KY(2), UT(2), VA(2).



    • Expanded insurance coverage for women’s reproductive health, including breast cancer screening and infertility treatment and prevention: 64 legislative measures.
    • Improved access to emergency contraception: 57 legislative measures.
    • Improved sex education in schools: 45 legislative measures.
    • Support for stem-cell research: 38 legislative measures.
    • Insurance coverage for contraception: 32 legislative measures.


    • Biased counseling and mandatory delay requirements for women seeking abortion services: 130 legislative measures.
    • Refusals to provide medical services, allowing individuals and/or corporations to refuse to provide abortion, family planning, and other medical services: 89 legislative measures.
    • Restrictions on young women’s access to reproductive health services (including abortion and family planning): 45 legislative measures.
    • Targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP): 41 legislative measures.
    • Promoting or requiring abstinence-only programs: 36 legislative measures.


    Michigan enacted a near-total ban, prohibiting abortions even in the early stages of pregnancy – the most far-reaching restriction on the right to kill adopted by any state in more than a decade. It is scheduled to take effect in March 2005 and is certain to be challenged.

    A bill banning abortions throughout pregnancy was defeated – by just one vote – in the South Dakota Senate. It is widely expected to pass in 2005.

    * This report uses the term “legislative measures” to refer to bills and resolutions (resolutions frequently express the sentiment of the legislature but do not create new legal requirements). The phrase “measures enacted” thus refers to bills passed into law and resolutions adopted by the legislature. The term "considered" refers to measures that were introduced in a legislative session, as well as those carried over from a previous legislative session. "laws" refers to constitutional provisions, statutes, regulations, court decisions, and opinions of state attorneys general.

    Political Findings


    Democratic Party

    • 40 state Democratic Party platforms fully support a woman’s right to kill.
    • 8 state Democratic Party platforms do not take a position on a woman’s right to kill: AL, AR, GA, IN, KS, NM, ND, SD.
    • Mississippi is the only state whose Democratic Party platform opposes a woman’s right to kill.

    Republican Party

    • 44 state Republican Party platforms oppose a woman’s right to kill.
    • 2 state and the District of Columbia Republican Party platforms do not take a position on a woman’s right to kill: CT, MA.


    There are only 3 states where both the majority of the legislature and the governor are pro-killing-babies: CT, ME, NJ.

    There are 19 anti-killing-babies state governments, where both a controlling legislative majority and the governor are anti-killing-babies: AL, AR, FL, ID, IN, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OH, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, WV.

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    EXECUTIVES’ POSITIONS ON killing-babies


    • 19 governors are pro-killing-babies: AZ, CT, DE, IL, IA, KS, ME, MI, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, WI, WY.
    • 8 governors are mixed-killing-babies: CA, HI, MD, MA, NV, TN, VT, VA.
    • 22 governors are anti-killing-babies: AL, AK, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OH, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, WV.

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    Lieutenant Governors²

    • 16 lieutenant governors are pro-killing-babies: CA, CT, DE, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OR, RI, WI.
    • 7 lieutenant governors are mixed-killing-babies: GA, LA, MI, MT, NH, OH, VA.
    • 25 lieutenant governors are anti-killing-babies: AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, ID, IN, MD, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY.
    • 2 lieutenant governors’ killing-babies positions are unknown: AL, KY.

    Attorneys General

    • 17 attorneys general are pro-killing-babies: AZ, CA, CT, IL, ME, MD, MA, MT, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, RI, VT, WV, WI.
    • 10 attorneys general are mixed-killing-babies: AK, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, KY, MN, MO, WA.
    • 16 attorneys general are anti-killing-babies: AL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MS, NE, ND, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA.
    • 7 attorneys’ general killing-babies positions are unknown: DC, HI, ID, NV, NH, NJ, WY.
    • 1 attorney general (CO) has yet to be appointed.

    PRO-killing-babies AND ANTI-killing-babies STATE LEGISLATURES

    9 states have pro-killing-babies legislatures (both the house and senate, are pro-killing-babies): CA, CO, CT, ME, MD, MA, NJ, VT, WA.

    24 states have anti-killing-babies legislatures (both the house and senate are anti-killing-babies): AL, AZ, AR, FL, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI.


    Since 2003, 6 states have lost support for killing-babies: CA, IN, KY, MO, VA, WV.


    Since 2003, 2 states have gained support for killing-babies: MT and NH.

    ¹As of press time the race for the Washington governorship was still too close to call.
    ²For states without lieutenant governors, this category considered the person in the position next in line of succession for the governorship.

    2004 Key Events


    Despite the efforts of millions of pro-killing-babies Americans, George W. Bush, the most anti-killing-babies president in history, was narrowly re-elected in November 2004. Pro-killing-babies activists organized in battleground states informing voters of the President’s anti-killing-babies record and plans for his last four years in office, including packing the Supreme Court with anti-killing-babies justices who could ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade.

    The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives both became more anti-killing-babies with the 2004 elections. New senators include Tom Coburn from Oklahoma, who advocates for the death penalty for doctors who provide abortion services, and Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who argued that single mothers should not be allowed to teach in public schools.


    In 2004, 3 federal courts ruled that the Federal Abortion Ban is unconstitutional for various reasons, including that it criminalizes safe and medically appropriate abortions performed as early as the 12th week of pregnancy; lacks any exception to protect women’s health; and is so vague and overbroad that it gives doctors insufficient notice of what medical care is prohibited. The Bush Administration has appealed all 3 decisions.

    In his attempt to defend the Federal Abortion Ban, John Ashcroft began subpoenaing women’s private medical records in February 2004. In support of this outrageous intrusion on privacy, Ashcroft argued that federal law does not recognize doctor-patient privilege and that “patients no longer have a reasonable expectation that their [medical] histories will remain private.”


    A sweeping new Federal Refusal Clause became law in 2004 and is essentially a backdoor gag rule, allowing health care companies to gag doctors and deny women both services and information. Importantly, the proposal is not restricted to just the actual abortion services, but also would allow companies not to pay for abortions, counsel, or even refer clients to another doctor.

    In April 2004, President Bush signed the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act” (UVVA) into law, creating the first federal law ever to identify an embryo or fetus as a crime victim separate from the pregnant woman. The sponsors of this law are trying to undermine Roe v. Wade by elevating the legal status of fetuses in the hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court will use this to justify the ultimate anti-killing-babies goal: eliminating a woman’s right to kill. Pro-killing-babies alternatives, to provide the same or stricter penalties as provided by UVVA without creating separate legal status for embryos and fetuses, were rejected.


    The 108th Congress adjourned in December 2004, with the Senate utilizing the filibuster 10 times to defend against the very worst of President Bush's court-packing plan and block some of the most anti-killing-babies judicial nominees.


    In May 2004, the FDA bowed to political pressure and ignored the recommendations of its own advisory panel, denying an application to make emergency contraception (EC) available over-the-counter. The FDA may soon approve a scaled-back version of the plan that would make EC available over-the-counter to women over 16 and by prescription-only for women under 16.


    In April 2004, 1.15 million people participated in the March for Women’s Lives, converging on Washington, D.C. to protect women’s reproductive freedom. People from every state and over 50 countries took part in this historic event, of which the NARAL Pro-killing-babies America Foundation was a principal sponsor.

    NARAL Pro-killing-babies America Foundation

    Copyright © 2005 by NARAL Pro-killing-babies America Foundation and NARAL Pro-killing-babies America
  • Vanity: See How NARAL Grades Your State

    01/15/2005 8:00:37 AM PST · 53 of 142
    miltonim to Sharkfish

    They have high standards.

  • Vanity: See How NARAL Grades Your State

    01/15/2005 7:50:05 AM PST · 46 of 142
    miltonim to miltonim









  • Vanity: See How NARAL Grades Your State

    01/15/2005 7:47:44 AM PST · 45 of 142
    miltonim to Kuksool
    In the last 4 years, as George Bush’s anti-choice presidency has emboldened anti-choice activists around the country, the nation’s grade has steadily declined from a C- to a deplorable D-.
  • Six Israeli civilians murdered in a terrorist attack at Karni Crossing

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/15/2005 5:01:59 AM PST · 490 of 570
    Six Israeli civilians murdered in a terrorist attack at Karni Crossing
    January 2005
    Six Israeli civilians murdered and five wounded in a bombing and shooting attack of three terrorists at the Karni goods crossing, in the northern Gaza Strip.
  • Closing of the National Shrine of St. Ann in NYC by Egan this Sunday

    01/15/2005 1:33:17 AM PST · 45 of 56
    miltonim to thor76
  • Closing of the National Shrine of St. Ann in NYC by Egan this Sunday

    01/15/2005 1:27:27 AM PST · 44 of 56
    miltonim to Canticle_of_Deborah

    Façade in Winter

    110 East 12th Street, New York City


    *Façade in Spring







    Privileged Altar





    View from Choir Loft


    *View from Choir Loft


    *View from Rear








    *Organ, Congregants



  • (Spain 711-872) The Second Age of the Martyrs

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/15/2005 1:10:11 AM PST · 489 of 570
    (Spain 711-872) The Second Age of the Martyrs
    St. Sancho (Sanctus) was brought to Cordoba as a prisoner from Albi in southern France. Having become a guard at the Moorish court, in 851 he was martyred by impalement for his refusal to become a Muslim. Feast: 5 June.
  • (Spain 711-872) The Second Age of the Martyrs

    01/15/2005 1:06:50 AM PST · 1 of 6
  • Arrested MS-13 member wanted in police slayings (Islam's whereabouts unknown??)

    01/15/2005 12:49:20 AM PST · 27 of 40
    miltonim to JustAnotherSavage

    I wish more terrorists were named Islam rather than Mohammed.

    Then non-muslims would finally make a connection between terrorism and Islam.

  • The struggle to keep the faith in Bethlehem

    01/14/2005 11:18:57 PM PST · 4 of 4
    miltonim to freedom44
  • The struggle to keep the faith in Bethlehem

  • Indonesia Muslims Warn Against Evangelism

    01/14/2005 6:42:10 PM PST · 41 of 92
    miltonim to TitansAFC

    It is a one-way street. Don't even try to go the other way. Bad things happen when you don't follow the rules.

  • (Gana-Ropp, Nigeria) Fresh Outbreak of Religious Violence

  • Muhammad-inspired persecution of Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims continues...

    01/14/2005 8:42:40 AM PST · 488 of 570
    (Gana-Ropp, Nigeria) Fresh Outbreak of Religious Violence
    December 2004
    Muslim militants attacked the village of Gana-Ropp, killing Christian community leader Davou Bulle and critically injuring his wife and son.
  • (Gana-Ropp, Nigeria) Fresh Outbreak of Religious Violence

    01/14/2005 8:36:16 AM PST · 1 of 3
  • (Egypt) Government Puts Christian Director of Girls' Home on Trial

    01/14/2005 8:29:53 AM PST · 1 of 2
  • 'Majority of suicide bombers are educated' (BARF)

    01/13/2005 11:07:54 PM PST · 14 of 63
    miltonim to Strategerist

    It was either (BARF) or excerpt. Ineptly, ended up with (BARF) and excerpt.

  • 'Majority of suicide bombers are educated' (BARF)

    01/13/2005 10:50:08 PM PST · 1 of 63
  • Four killed in militancy-related incidents in J&K (India)

    01/13/2005 2:26:24 AM PST · 1 of 1
  • Vt. diocese faces historic changes (55 priests to minister to 130 parishes)

    01/10/2005 2:53:18 PM PST · 1 of 19
  • (Israel's disengagement from Gaza:) Expensive, but necessary

    01/10/2005 2:42:55 PM PST · 6 of 9
    miltonim to anotherview
    “Wars are not won by evacuations.”

    Winston Churchill, addressing the House of Commons.
  • Pro-life Movement Faces Opportunities, Challenges in New Congress

    01/10/2005 2:26:29 PM PST · 10 of 15
    miltonim to Coleus


  • Letter to CBS Employees - results of Investigation

    01/10/2005 12:50:03 PM PST · 144 of 186
    miltonim to ChicagoRighty
    If the criteria for employment is being   fair and unbiased , then they should fire everyone at CBS.
  • CBS Independent Panel Review Credits Free Republic

    01/10/2005 12:35:18 PM PST · 208 of 298
    miltonim to KJC1


  • PA TV Sermons: Tsunami caused by Jews and America!

    01/09/2005 11:37:52 AM PST · 12 of 40
    miltonim to M. Espinola
    Myths & Facts Online Arab/Muslim Attitudes Toward Israel By Mitchell G. Bard

    The desire for peaceful relations between Jews and Arabs sometimes leads people to overlook public comments by Arab officials and media publications that are often incendiary and sometimes outright anti-Semitic. Frequently, more moderate tones are adopted when speaking to Western audiences, but more accurate and heartfelt views are expressed in Arabic to the speaker's constituents. The following is just a tiny sample of some of the remarks that have been made regarding Israel and the Jews. They are included here because they demonstrate the level of hostility and true beliefs of many Arabs and Muslims. Of course, not all Arabs and Muslims subscribe to these views, but the examples are not random, they are beliefs held by important officials and disseminated by major media. They are also included because one of the lessons of the Holocaust was that people of good will are often unwilling to believe that people who threaten evil will in fact carry out their malevolent intentions.

    Blood Libel Fabrications of Abuses Holocaust Denial Peace Phased Plan & the Destruction of Israel Sanctioning Violence

    Anti-Semitism "They [the Jews] try to kill the principle of religions with the same mentality that they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Mohammed."

    - Syrian President Bashar Assad at May 5 welcoming ceremony for the Pope Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, May 6, 2001

    "Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them and those who stand by them they are all in one trench, against the Arabs and the Muslims because they established Israel here, in the beating heart of the Arab world, in Palestine."

    - Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya, Member of the PA appointed "Fatwa Council" and former acting Rector of the Islamic University in Gaza. Palestinian Authority television, October 14, 2000

    "It is not a mistake that the Koran warns us of the hatred of the Jews and put them at the top of the list of the enemies of Islam. Today the Jews recruit the world against the Muslims and use all kinds of weapons. They are plundering the dearest place to the Muslims, after Mecca and Medina and threaten the place the Muslims have faced at first when they prayed and the third holiest city after Mecca and Medina. They want to erect their temple on that place....The Muslims are ready to sacrifice their lives and blood to protect the Islamic nature of Jerusalem and El Aksa!"

    - Sheikh Hian Al-Adrisi, Excerpt of address in the al-Aksa mosque, September 29, 2000

    "The Jews are Jews, whether Labour or Likud, the Jews are Jews. They do not have any moderates or any advocates of peace. They are all liars. They are the ones who must be butchered and killed. As Allah the Almighty said: 'Fight them'. Allah will torture them by your hands and will humiliate them and will help you to overcome them, and will relieve the minds of the believers. ... Our people must unite in one trench, and receive armaments from the Palestinian leadership to confront the Jews. ... Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Whenever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them - and those who stand with them - they are all in one trench, against the Arabs and the Muslims - because they established Israel here, in the beating heart of the Arab world, in Palestine. They created it in order that it be the outpost of their civilisation - and the vanguard of their army, and to be the sword of the West and the Crusaders, hanging over the necks of the Muslim monotheists, the Muslims in this land. They wanted the Jews to be the spearhead for them..."

    - Dr Ahmad Abu-Halabia, a member of the "Fatwa Council" appointed by the Palestinian Authority and the former acting Rector of the Islamic University in Gaza, delivered in the Zayd bin Sultan Nahyan mosque in Gaza on October 13, 2000, the day after the lynching of the Israeli reservists in Ramallah, and carried live on Palestinian television

    "Thanks to Hitler, blessed memory, who on behalf of the Palestinians, revenged in advance, against the most vile criminals on the face of the earth. Although we do have a complaint against him for his revenge on them was not enough."

    - Columnist Ahmad Ragab Al-Akhbar (Egypt), April 18, 2001

    "All weapons must be aimed at the Jews, at the enemies of Allah...whom the Koran describes as monkeys and pigs, worshippers of the calf and idol worshippers. Allah shall make the Moslem rule over the Jew, we will blow them up in Hadera, we will blow them up in Tel Aviv and in Netanya in the righteousness of Allah against this rif-raff.....We will enter Jerusalem as conquerors, and Jaffa as conquereors, and Haifa as conquerors and Ashekelon as conquerors...we bless all those who educate their children to jihad and to Martyrdom, blessing be he who shot a bullet into the head of a Jew."

    - Sermon broadcast on Palestinian Authority television, August 3, 2001

    Blood Libel
    "The Talmud says that if a Jew does not drink every year the blood of a non-Jewish man, he will be damned for eternity."

    - Saudi Arabian delegate Marouf al-Dawalibi before the UN Human Rights Commission conference on religious tolerance December 5, 1984

    Fabrications of Abuses
    "Israel carries out a clear policy of annihilating our people and destroying our national economy by smuggling spoiled foodstuff. not fit for human consumption, into PA territories.. Israel did not change its strategy, which aims to kill and destroy our people, rather it began counting on means other than bombs, missiles and planes. These measures are distributing and smuggling spoiled foodstuffs. into the PA territories."

    - PA Deputy Minister of Supplies, Abd Al-Hamid Al-Qudsi Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 22, 1998

    "Our people have been subjected to the daily and extensive use of poisonous gas by the Israeli forces, which has led to an increase in cancer cases among women and children."

    - Suha Arafat, wife of Yasser Arafat November 11, 1999, during a Gaza appearance with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton

    "[Israeli doctors] use Palestinian patients. for experimental medicines and training new doctors."

    - PA Health Minister, Riyadh Al-Za'anoon Al-Ayam, July 25, 1998

    Holocaust Denial
    "...Lies surfaced about Jews being murdered here and there, and the Holocaust. And, of course, they are all lies and unfounded claims. No Chelmno, no Dachau, no Auschwitz! [They] were disinfection sites... They began to publicize in their propaganda that they were persecuted, murdered and exterminated... Committees acted here and there to establish this entity [Israel-Ed.], this foreign entity, implanted as a cancer in our country, where our fathers lived, where we live, and where our children after us will live. They always portrayed themselves as victims, and they made a Center for Heroism and Holocaust. Whose heroism? Whose Holocaust? Heroism is our nation's, the holocaust was against our people... We were the victims, but we shall not remain victims forever..." [emphasis added]

    - Dr. Issam Sissalem, history lecturer, Islamic University Gaza, P.A. TV broadcast, November 29, 2000

    "The issue of the holocaust rises again. It defies disappearing over its half-century because the Zionist propaganda has converted it into a means to produce political and economic benefit, besides exploiting it for the advancement of occupation and settlement..."

    "A recently published book by an American researcher, discusses the holocaust. Employing scientific and chemical evidence, it proves that the figure of six million Jews cremated in the Nazi Auschwitz camps is a lie for propaganda, as the most spacious of the vaults in the camp could not have held even one percent of that number."

    - Hiri Manzour in the official Palestinian Authority daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 13, 2001

    "Unless the Palestine problem is settled, we shall have difficulty in protecting and safeguarding the Jews in the Arab world."

    - Syrian delegate, Faris el-Khouri New York Times, February 19, 1947

    "The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It's likely, Mr. Horowitz, that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic. Nations never concede; they fight. You won't get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps, get something, but only by the force of your arms. We shall try to defeat you. I am not sure we'll succeed, but we'll try. We were able to drive out the Crusaders, but on the other hand we lost Spain and Persia. It may be that we shall lose Palestine. But it's too late to talk of peaceful solutions."

    - Arab League Secretary Azzam Pasha, September 16, 1947

    "[A]ll our efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Palestine problem have failed. The only way left for us is war. I will have the pleasure and honor to save Palestine."

    - Transjordan's King Abdullah April 26, 1948

    "The representative of the Jewish Agency told us yesterday that they were not the attackers, that the Arabs had begun the fighting. We did not deny this. We told the whole world that we were going to fight."

    - Jamal Husseini before the Security Council April 16, 1948

    "This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades."

    - Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League May 15, 1948

    "I am not solely fighting against Israel itself. My task is to deliver the Arab world from destruction through Israel's intrigue, which has its roots abroad. Our hatred is very strong. There is no sense in talking about peace with Israel. There is not even the smallest place for negotiations."

    - Egyptian President Nasser October 14, 1956

    "Our forces are now entirely ready not only to repulse the aggression, but to initiate the act of liberation itself, and to explode the Zionist presence in the Arab homeland. The Syrian army, with its finger on the trigger, is united....I, as a military man, believe that the time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation."

    - Syrian Defense Minister Hafez Assad May 20, 1967

    "Arab policy at this stage has but two objectives. The first, the elimination of the traces of the 1967 aggression through an Israeli withdrawal from all the territories it occupied that year. The second objective is the elimination of the traces of the 1948 aggression, by the means of the elimination of the State of Israel itself. This is, however, as yet an abstract, undefined objective, and some of us have erred in commencing the latter step before the former."

    - Mohammed Heikal, a Sadat confidant and editor of the semi-official Al-Ahram February 25, 1971

    "The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live."

    - PLO spokesman Mahmud Abbas ("Abu Mazen") Falastin a-Thaura, March 1976

    "Saddam, you hero, attack Israel with chemical weapons."

    - Palestinians marching in support of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait (Associated Press, August 12, 1990

    "Let us work together until we achieve victory and regain liberated Jerusalem."

    - Yasser Arafat Baghdad Republic of Iraq Radio Network, November 16, 1991

    "I have always rejected normalizing relations with (Israeli) women....They always invite me to their functions and I categorically refuse because I hate Israel."

    - Suha Arafat, wife of Yasser Arafat Saudi Arabian women's magazine, Sayidaty, quoted by AP, May 3, 2001

    "We will not give up a single grain of soil in Palestine, from Haifa, and Jaffa, and Acre, and Mulabbas [Petah Tikvah] and Salamah, and Majdal [Ashkelon], and all the land, and Gaza, and the West Bank...."

    - Dr Ahmad Abu-Halabia, a member of the "Fatwa Council" appointed by the Palestinian Authority and the former acting Rector of the Islamic University in Gaza, delivered in the Zayd bin Sultan Nahyan mosque in Gaza on October 13, 2000, the day after the lynching of the Israeli reservists in Ramallah, and carried live on Palestinian television

    "We will not arrest the sons of our people in order to appease Israel. Let our people rest assured that this won't happen."

    - Chief of the P.A. Preventive Security in the West Bank, Jebril Rajoub Islamic Association for Palestine, June 9, 2001

    "...Allah willing, this unjust state...Israel will be erased; this unjust state, the United States will be erased; this unjust state, Britain will be erased...Blessings to whoever waged Jihad for the sake of Allah...Blessings to whoever put a belt of explosives on his body or on his sons' and plunged into the midst of the Jews..."

    - Sermon by Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi a few days after Yasser Arafat's cease-fire declaration P.A. Television, June 8, 2001

    "We said from the beginning that there is no ceasefire for the settlers."

    - Fatah leader, Ziad ibu-Aid International Herald Tribune, June 20, 2001

    Phased Plan & the Destruction of Israel
    "The Palestinian people accepted the Oslo agreements as a first step and not as a permanent arrangement, based on the premise that the war and struggle on the ground [i.e., locally against Israeli territory] is more efficient than a struggle from a distant land... for the Palestinian people will continue the revolution until they achieve the goals of the '65 revolution..."

    - P.A. Minister of Supply Abd El Aziz Shahian, Al Ayaam, May 30, 2000. [The "'65 Revolution" is the founding of the P.L.O. and the publication of the Palestinian covenant that calls for the destruction of Israel via an armed struggle.]

    "Our people have hope for the future, that the Occupation State ceases to exist, and that it makes no difference [how great] its power and arrogance...".

    - P.A. Minister of Communications, Amad Alfalugi Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, November 18, 1999

    "When we picked up the gun in '65 and the modern Palestinian Revolution began, it had a goal. This goal has not changed and it is the liberation of Palestine."

    - Salim Alwadia Abu Salem, Supervisor of Palestinian Political Affairs, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, January 20, 2000

    "I want to say that this is our Palestine, from Metulla [Israel's northernmost city] to Rafiah [Southern border] and to Aqaba [Israel's southernmost point], from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea; whether they want it or not."

    - Dr. Jareer Al-Kidwah, advisor to "President" Arafat P.A. TV broadcast, November 29, 2000

    "If we agree to declare our state over what is now 22 percent of Palestine, meaning the West Bank and Gaza, our ultimate goal is the liberation of all historic Palestine from the River to the Sea...We distinguish the strategic, long-term goals from the political phased goals, which we are compelled to temporarily accept due to international pressure."

    - Faisal al-Husseini Al-Arabi, June 24, 2001

    Sanctioning Violence
    "The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies - civilians and military - is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aksa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim."

    - The fatwa (religious edict) issued by Osama bin Laden in 1998

    "We decided to liberate our homeland step by step... this is the strategy... we say: 'should Israel continue - no problem. And so we honor the peace treaties and non-violence, so long as the agreements are fulfilled step-by-step. [But] if and when Israel says 'enough,' namely, 'we will not discuss Jerusalem, we will not return refugees, we will not dismantle settlements, we will not withdraw to the borders,' in that case it is saying that we will return to violence. But this time it will be with 30,000 armed Palestinian soldiers and in a land with elements of freedom. I am the first to call for it. If we reach a dead end we will go back to our war and struggle like we did forty years ago."

    - PA Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nabil Sha'ath An interview with ANN television, London. October 7, 2000

    "Violence is around the corner, and the Palestinians are willing to sacrifice even 5,000 casualties."

    - PA Justice Minister Freih Abu Middein Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, (PA) August 24, 2000

    "The Intifada will continue until the achievement of our national goals."

    - PA Finance Minister Muhammad Al-Nashashibi Al-Ayyam, October 10, 2000

    "The Intifada is a means of popular struggle in which all parts of the people take part in order to realize the internationally recognized legitimate rights of the Palestinian people... This is the goal of the Intifada... The use of violence, the struggle and martyrdom... used by people to achieve their rights."

    - PLO representative in Washington, Hassan Abd Al-Rahman TV MBC, October 10, 2000

    "The Intifada should be continued and escalated."

    - The head of the Fatah organization in the West Bank, Marwan Al-Barghuthi Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar), October 11, 2000

    "The Palestinian people are in a state of emergency against the failure of the Camp David summit. If the situation explodes, the Palestinian people living in the areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority are ready for the next fierce battle against the Israeli occupation. ... The next Intifada will be more violent than the first one especially since the Palestinian people now possess weapons allowing them to defend themselves in a confrontation with the Israeli army. ... the Lebanese experience of wiping out the Israeli occupation from southern Lebanon gave the Palestinian people the needed moral strength and added to their spirit of armed struggle."

    - A "senior security figure" in the Palestinian Authority Kul Al-Arab, July 14, 2000

    "The issues of Jerusalem, the refugees and sovereignty are one and will be finalized on the ground and not in negotiations. At this point it is important to prepare Palestinian society for the challenge of the next step because we will inevitably find ourselves in a violent confrontation with Israel in order to create new facts on the ground. ... I believe that the situation in the future will be more violent than the Intifada."

    - Abu-Ali Mustafa of the Palestinian Authority, July 23, 2000

    "Hamas has tens of martyrs who are willing to carry out attacks against Israeli targets. An operation of such martyrs exceeds that of the Arab armies who fought the Hebrew state. The importance of the weapons of such martyrs is no less than the importance of nuclear weapons."

    - Khaled Mash'al, head of the Hamas Politbureau Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 24, 2001

    "We are teaching the children that suicide bombs make Israeli people frightened and we are allowed to do it....We teach them that after a person becomes a suicide bomber he reaches the highest level of paradise."

    - Palestinian "Paradise Camp" counselor speaking to BBC interviewer Quoted in Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2001

    "I promise that the number of shootings at the occupation will increase to 500 to 1,000 shooting [incidents] per day....The Palestinians have trained themselves to attack the Israeli tanks and explode their bodies that will be loaded with a belt of explosives, as part of the preparations for a possible Israeli attack in the Palestinian territories....The current intifada differs from the previous one because it is armed and the Palestinians are fighting inside their territory and from it."

    - Deputy Commander of Force-17, Muhammad Dhamrah (a.k.a., Abu Awdh) Al-Hayat, August 17, 2001

    "The suicide bombers of today are the noble successors of their noble predecessors...the Lebanese suicide bombers, who taught the U.S. Marines a tough lesson in [Lebanon]....These suicide bombers are the salt of the earth, the engines of history....They are the most honorable [people] among us....."

    - Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 24, 2001

    "I do not think that a Muslim would let an Islamic homeland like Palestine, and Jerusalem, remain in the hands of the Zionists, who plunder it and damage its holy sites, without the owners of the land having the right to defend themselves. All I said is that this oppressed people that was expelled from its home has the right to become a human bomb and blow himself up inside this military society."

    - Sheikh Yussef Al-Qaradhawi, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar), September 16, 2001

    "Our efforts to continue the Intifada and resistance will persist until we achieve our right of return, and our independence, with Jerusalem as the capital."

    - Ahmad Sa'adat speaking at a press conference after becoming leader of the PFLP Jerusalem Post, October 4, 2001

    "Resistance is legitimate and those who give up their lives do not require permission from anyone....We must not stand in the way of the intifada and jihad [holy war]. Rather, we must stand at their side and encourage them."

    - Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akrameh Sabri Al-Hayat, December 7, 2001

    "With God´s help, next time we will meet in Jerusalem, because we are fighting to bring victory to our prophets, every baby, every kid, every man, every woman and every old person and all the young people, we will all sacrifice ourselves for our holy places and we will strengthen our hold of them and we are willing to give 70 of our martyrs for every one of theirs in this campaign, because this is our holy land. We will continue to fight for this blessed land and I call on you to stand strong.."

    - Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafati Speech at a rally in Ramallah, December 18, 2001


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    miltonim to knarf


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    miltonim to Cincinatus' Wife

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