Weekend viewing - See the documentary of Israel's raid on Saddam's nuclear reactor
The old year goes, the new year comes and very little has changed. 2000 seemed like a banner year for a new world, as I wrote once but that is water under the bridge. We live in an increasingly uncertain world in a sliding state of decline.
My story on Anisa Abd el Fattah is getting a lot of attention and I don't want to make a big deal out of this or whine about credit, I'm glad the story is getting out, I do want to point out that I first referred to this on December 21st after mentioning it in the LGF comments section and elsewhere. I did a post on it on the 27th. Patrick at Central Ohioans Against Terrorism picked it up on the 31st and properly credited me, but his post was essentially my post with the Anisa Yahoo messages fully laid out. Atlas picked up his post and briefly referenced me, most other blogs linking in haven't even bothered to do that much. I have no complaints against Patrick whose post mentioned me several times and I'm not going to rant about credit. In previous years when I discovered something, it might as well have gone unwritten, so as I said I'm glad the story is getting picked up regardless of attribution, but if the anti-jihad blogsphere wants to see original research get done on blogs, it helps to support the people doing it. Whoever those people are. Sultan Knish
Shalom International is organizing rallies in New York City, Washington D.C. and Miami on January 10th at 12 noon to protest against Annapolis and the division of Yerushalayim. The New York rally will take place outside the Israeli consulate between 42nd and 43nd Street. The D.C. rally will take place In front of the White House and the Miami rally next to the Torch of Friendship.
Michael Totten has another great piece from Iraq, A Plan to Kill Everyone You Meet that documents the tremendous improvement that has come to Fallujah.
The Anti-Racist blog has an update Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Investigation into anti-Semitism at UC Irvine
Elder of Ziyon has a good post on Purifying the Arab Lands
The idea of an Aryan-like "purification" of "Arab land" is not assumed to be objectionable or controversial; it is a given that the Yemen Times readership will, in total, agree with that aim. The existence of a Jewish state is considered a pollution of the great Arab nation, something that must be excised completely. Almost certainly, all Arabs would prefer to see the entire country uninhabited than to have Jews control it. It is not a political issue nor an issue of putative "justice" - one doesn't use the word "purification" in a political or judicial context. It is Arab shame that drives their thinking, and everything else is a smokescreen to justify what is in the end a visceral hatred.
The National Post has a piece on Imams refusing to use Bhutto's name in their mosques
Ms. Bhutto had not yet received a proper burial before the attacks on her character started appearing. The vice-president of the Canadian Arab Federation circulated an article lambasting Ms. Bhutto, mocking her as stooge of the West. It did not end at that level. Haroon Siddiqui of the Toronto Star dedicated an entire column to attacking Ms. Bhutto's legacy and labelling her as corrupt and, God forbid the thought, pro-West. As if her being pro-Western was somehow anti-Canadian.
The Taliban Commanders appear to be turning on each other
A key Taliban commander in southern Afghanistan has been dismissed for disobeying the militant group's rules, a Taliban spokesman said Saturday. Mahajir said that Mansoor Dadullah had interrogated some "spies" and found that some Taliban commanders were involved in Mullah Dadullah's death.
"That's why some of these commanders who were involved in the killing of Mullah Dadullah have made a conspiracy against us," said Mahajir, a spokesman.
Over at the Yemen Times, (via Religion of Peace) an excellent example of the faux-civilized psychosis of the muslim mindset
This title may sound strange, but it’s actually not just a way to attract readers to the topic because I really do mean what it indicates. Violence is a broad term, especially when used regarding women. In this piece, I want to shed light on those instances where violence against women is a must.
Some human rights organizations recently have attacked violent acts against women, standing against any type of violence – even that between a father and daughter – and citing the cases of some women as examples. One such case involved a woman whose husband allegedly had beaten her. Without revealing the husband’s reasons for doing so, such human rights organizations immediately urged the wife to complain to the police and the courts, while at the same time generalizing the instance and other similar solutions to any type of violence.
Despite such instructions, beating is considered a type of violence, according to human rights organizations, which urge women to complain to the police. I just wonder what kind of families our societies would have if Muslim women started doing this regarding their husbands.
Fathers should handle their daughters via any means that suits their mistake; thus, is it better to use violence to a certain limit or complain to the police? Shall such women then complain to the police against their fathers or brothers? It’s really amazing to hear this.
And on that note, we have a new honor killing in the United States by a Muslim father of his two daughters after a recent honor killing in Canada by a father of his daughter.
Over at the Keli Ata blog, she writes on Gagging Jews at the Temple Mount
British blogger Lionheart expects to be arrested on his return to the UK for speaking out against the British Jihad.
Lemon Lime Moon writes on suspicions about the Bhutto murder
Latest reports from her assistant said that she was "seeping fluids" while being cleaned for the grave. Well dead bodies don't seep fluids.
Mrs. Bhutto had her own brother murdered while she was in power and later her mother said that she had nursed a viper at her breast. Indeed she did. But vipers are created after the viper kind are they not? Now they will keep this corrupt, evil family in power by hook or by crook(literally) by running her 19 year old son as their puppet for leader of Pakistan. The next generation of corruption wil begin. No one can possibly think this 19 year old can run a nation which is mainly disparate warring tribes and never should have been a nation at all anyway. Pakistan was another creation of Britian that would come to haunt them and others. Before Britain went on a nation making spree, Pakistan was part of India and was made up of many different races of people with different tribal backgrounds. The only "glue" that held them together as a nation was Islam. But Islam cannot long hold anything together as it in itself contains more tribal warfare and is doomed to disintegrate over time. The only thing that holds Islam together is a common enemy and war.
US News and World report meanwhile says that two thirds of Muslims in 4 countries want a Caliphate. Sultan Knish
Finally a word of advice for anyone using a wireless router at home, make sure that it's secured. I've only recently discovered that my router was unsecured after making several calls to discover why my internet speed seemed to drop at certain times of the night and day. It appears that someone living near me was piggybacking on my internet connection for quite a while and considering the security issues involved, that's hopefully all he or she was doing.
If you use a wireless internet router, it's important to keep your connection secured. There are useful tips here at Microsoft's site and a video over at Cnet on how to do that, If like me you had your wireless router set up by a company, they may not have secured it and it's something you need to do yourself, especially if you live in a residential building or have neighbors close by. Take some or more of these steps to get additional security.