Note From Tunisia
Back in 2000, I spent a month in Tunisia, brushing up on my Arabic. Since that country has been so much in the news lately, I thought I’d post these notes from my visit. Mohamed, my Arabic instructor, was 61 and a devout Muslim. When I met him he was eagerly anticipating his next marriage – to a 28 year old woman. Understandably, | Read More »
Yemen’s Day of Anger
The sign, superimposed over a Yemeni flag, says “Thursday, 3 February, The Day of Anger.” What have Yemenis to be angry about? For starters, a president who has remained in power for over thirty years, and who has presided over a precipitous decline in just about every standard by which a nation can be judged. Education, utilities, wages, employment – all place Yemen firmly on | Read More »
Iran Displays New Weapon Technology
President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced today that, in conjunction with the 32nd Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Incineration of the Infidels (MoDII) will reveal new weapons developed exclusively by Iranian researchers and built entirely by Iranian technicians. “The unlawful sanctions levelled against the peace-loving Iranian people cannot prevent them from designing and fielding weapons that will leave the entire | Read More »
UN – World’s Largest Irony Footprint
For immediate release – UN Human Rights Council, subcommittee on irony production, Phoebe Hasselblad, Chairperson Pro Tem ******************* While irony generation is nothing new at the United Nations, the UN Human Rights Council is pleased to announce that this year we are already on track to not only meet our ambitious annual goals, but to outstrip all previous records. We are breaking irony trends in | Read More »
On Soviets and Islamists
“To avoid destruction the United States need only measure up to its own best traditions and prove itself worthy of preservation as a great nation.” Thus wrote George Kennan, under the pseudonym “X” in the July, 1947 edition of Foreign Affairs. The article was entitled “The Sources of Soviet Conduct.” What’s most amazing about this is not the idea that a writer in a Foreign | Read More »
Guess Hu’s Coming to Dinner
By now, most sentient creatures are aware that the recent state dinner at the White House, in which the US fawned embarrassingly over a reserved and snobbish Chinese delegation, was a tragedy of US international relations. As if that weren’t bad enough, now comes word that the Chinese pianist who played at the event chose the occasion to mock the US by including in his repertoire a | Read More »
Nigerian Photographs Airport. Nothing to see here.
According to this story, police arrested 32 year old Oluwole Aboyade at Miami Airport on Tuesday, after he was observed photographing sensitive areas inside and outside of the airport. The story does not tell us where Mr. Aboyade hails from, but it does mention that he is in the country illegally. It did not appear that he was in the airport trying to remedy that situation. The story didn’t tell us | Read More »
AQAP’s al-Wahishi – still not dead – again.
Yemen Times – Al Qaeda in The Arabia Peninsula expert Saeed Ubaid says that, contrary to reports from intelligence services, AQAP leader, Naser Abdulkareem al-Wahishi was not killed in a 28 December missile attack in Pakistan. Nor was he killed (twice) as reported in September of this year by the Yemeni government. He was also not killed in the Hadramout counter | Read More »
Wall Street Journal – Helping Whitewash Islam
The nature of Islam is part of the problem, like it or not, and if we expect to defend ourselves, we need to acknowlege that fact.
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Department of Justice – Working to Establish Shariah Law?
The Justice Department, apparently lacking more pressing business, is suing a Chicago-area school district for refusing to grant a Muslim teacher three weeks of unpaid leave for a pilgrimage to Mecca. The DOJ claims that, in its refusal, the district violated the civil rights of Safoorah Khan. Ms Khan resigned in 2008, shortly after her request was denied for the second time, saying that “…based | Read More »
Exclusive: Kim Jong Il’s important announcement
Exclusive News – Kim Jong Il’s latest film release imminent Central Democratic People’s News Agency of the Democratic People of North Korea For immediate release: Morning Star Entelplises, the production company of international film star Kim Jong Il, has announced to the delight of millions, that it will soon release “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told – Ever” the directorial debut of the world’s most | Read More »
No Substitute for Victory – Visiting MacArthur
Today I visited the Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia, where I found this inscription on an inside wall of the rotunda. I’d like to bring to your attention the bottom paragraph, taken from an address to Congress in April of 1951, which reads, “A great nation which voluntarily enters upon war and does not see it through to victory must eventually suffer all the | Read More »
Who are the Muslim Advisors to our Government?
Today we learn that, months after 9/11, Anwar al Awlaki was invited to speak at the Pentagon so that members of the Secretary of the Army’s staff could seek his advice as a “moderate Muslim.” Yes, that’s the same Anwar al Awlaki who was connected to 3 of the 9/11 hijackers, who would later exchange emails with disgraced US Army Major Nidal Hasan before he murdered his colleagues | Read More »
Just Watched “I Want Your Money.”
First, let me say that I’ve spent the major part of the last couple years stationed in a country where cinemas are illegal. I’m temporarily back in the US, and have been looking forward to catching up on my movie watching. Something seems to have happened while I’ve been away though. Movie quality, which was hardly stellar before I left, seems to have plummeted to new | Read More »
Rangel and Obama
NEW YORK – Rep. Charles Rangel has shot back at President Obama’s recent comment that he “end his career with dignity.” Speaking at a candidate’s forum in Harlem Monday night, Rangel said the president hasn’t “been around long enough to determine what my dignity is.” When advised of the congressman’s retort, President Obama drew back, placed his hands on his hips and said, “Oh no | Read More »
Daisy Khan, wife of faux-moderate Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, said that opposition to the Cordoba mosque goes, “beyond Islamaphobia.” In a statement that is guaranteed to earn her a podium finish in a competition for the year’s most ironic statement, she went on to liken opposition to “a metastasized anti-Semitism.” First of all, let me say that, for people who refuse to denounce HAMAS, the | Read More »
Lying about Moderate Islam
In a happier world, there would be such a thing as moderate Islam.
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I Support Charlie Rangel.
If put into action, my plan would remove liars, cheats, thieves, and whoremongers from Congress
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The Coming Wave of Christian Terrorism
What clearer indication could we ask for that Christian fundamentalists comprise a growing threat to our nation’s domestic tranquility?
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Obama’s Human Sacrifice?
Can it be that this administration would use a human being as a bargaining chip with a terrorist organization?
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