Posted in January 2012

U.S. intelligence community’s threat assessment

U.S. intelligence community’s threat assessment The al Qaedaterror network is weakening and the embattled Afghan government is making modest strides, but cyber security threats are on the rise and Iranian nuclear aspirations remain a major peril. From CNN’s Joe Sterling and Pam Benson These are among the main themes in the annual U.S. intelligence community‘s … Continue reading

Jihad: When Elections Fail

The Obama administration supports “democracy” and “self determination” in the Middle East—two euphemisms that, in the real world, refer to “mob-rule” and “Islamic radicalization,” respectively. Yet, as Jimmy Carter recently put it: “I don’t have any problem with that [an “Islamist victory” in Egypt], and the U.S. government doesn’t have any problem with that either. … Continue reading

Ethiopian Christians arrested at private prayer in Saudi Arabia

Thirty five Ethiopian Christians are awaiting deportation from Saudi Arabia for “illicit mingling,” after police arrested them when they raided a private prayer gathering in Jeddah in mid-December, 2011. Of those arrested, 29 were women. They were subjected to arbitrary body cavity searches in custody, three of the Ethiopians told Human Rights Watch.h/t yalibnanProof after … Continue reading

Al Qaeda in Iran

Virtually unnoticed, since late 2001, Iran has held some of al Qaeda‘s most senior leaders. Several of these operatives, such as Yasin al-Suri, an al Qaeda facilitator, have moved recruits and money from the Middle East to central al Qaeda in Pakistan. Others, such as Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian that served as head of al … Continue reading

Iran’s Gambit in Latin America

H/T Commentary: In early January, Iran caught the world’s attention by threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz and brandish shore-to-sea cruise missiles in what was to be a 10-day naval exercise. That same week Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced a five-nation trip through Latin America to advance his country’s influence and operational capabilities on … Continue reading

PA TV: Glorification of Fogel family murderers

More American tax dollars to these fools..Israel needs to annex and deport them all.. Mother of Hakim Awad, killer of 5 Fogel family members: “My greetings to dear Hakim, the apple of my eye, who carried out the operation in Itamar, sentenced to 5 life sentences” Aunt of Hakim Awad: “Hakim Awad, the hero, the … Continue reading

The Carter-Obama conundrum

In 1979, the world was rocked as Islamic hardliners brought revolution to the streets of Iran. The outcome, a theocracy ran by mullahs, that is hell bent on spreading said revolution world wide. What started out as a conservative backlash against the Westernizing and secularizing efforts of the Shah turned ugly with the return of … Continue reading

Shades of 79, love from Obamas new Egyptian bff’s..

3000 Muslims attack Christian homes in Egypt over rumor h/t EOZ A mob of over 3000 Muslims attacked Copts in the village of Kobry-el-Sharbat (el-Ameriya), Alexandria this afternoon. Coptic homes and shops were looted before being set ablaze. Two Copts and a Muslim were injured. The violence started after a rumor was spread that a … Continue reading

The Islamic Domino Effect

Newt Gingrich has it right. Is anyone listening? by Ron Jager Recently, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was asked whether he would support a Muslim for President. His answer reflected what many in Western societies do not understand. It may be one of the most important ideas articulated throughout the long and arduous campaign as we … Continue reading

Save a united, not divided Jerusalem

A common misconception is that the Jews were forced into the diaspora by the Romans after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the year 70 A.D. and then, 1,800 years later, suddenly returned to Palestine demanding their country back. In reality, the Jewish people have maintained ties to their historic homeland for … Continue reading

Top 10 reasons why sharia is bad for all societies

a excellent older but still valid piece… Traditional Muslims who understand the Quran and the hadith believe that sharia (Islamic law) expresses the highest and best goals for all societies. It is the will of Allah. But is Islamjust in its laws that Muhammad himself practiced and invented? This article says no for ten verifiable … Continue reading

Drones Are Not Enough

Has Barack Obama been a good counter-terrorist president? On the left, and even on the right, we usually hear a resounding “yes”: Obama has maintained, sometimes amplified, the programs that really keep us safe (predator drones, expansive use of domestic intercepts, unsavory intelligence liaison relationships, and rendition). Some on the left may be disturbed by … Continue reading