Monday, February 27, 2006

Al-Dura & Pallywood

While we are kifing movies from J. at Justify This! there are two other excellent movies to be found there. Click the photo below to see Birth Of An Icon - Documentary Exposing The Al-Dura Fraud

and don't miss this one, either. Click on the photo below to see :

PALLYWOOD - - Children Fake Injuries, Doctors Coach Women To Claim They Were Forced To Give Birth At Checkpoints, People Rise from the Dead, And Other Scenes Staged by "Palestinian" Muslims For the Benefit of Western News Media!

Both videos can be seen at The Second Draft, a most unusual website!

A Woman Who Knows What She is Talking About!

THIS IS MUST-SEE TV. These are excerpts from an interview with Arab-American psychologist Wafa Sultan. Click on the picture to hear and see the video. The interview was aired on Al-Jazeera TV on February 21, 2006. --To read the transcript, go to MEMRI at this link or visit Justify This! at this link.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Jewish "Anti-Semitic" Cartoons

A Danish paper publishes a cartoon that mocks Muslims. An Iranian
paper responds with a Holocaust cartoons contest -
- Now a group of Israelis announce their own anti-Jewish cartoons contest!

The full details here: or click here.

ps. Not for the faint of heart. Thanks to Tom and Shirley for this tip.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

What Is a Hudna? Is It A Truce?


According to Islamic law, a hudna can only be agreed to in order to allow the Muslim forces to gather strength.

For the traditional Islamic understanding of a hudna, which Sheikh Hassan almost certainly had in mind, doesn’t consider a truce a foundation for peaceful coexistence, but a temporary measure to allow Muslim forces to gain strength. The Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence stipulates that there must be “some interest served in making a truce other than mere preservation of the status quo.” The only “interests that justify making a truce are such things as Muslim weakness because of lack of numbers or materiel” which the time of the truce would allow the Muslim forces to remedy — “or the hope of an enemy becoming Muslim” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.16).

...[Arafat] likened the Oslo accords, once again, to the 10-year truce made by the prophet Muhammad in A.D. 628 with the Arabian tribe of Quraysh. The Islamic forces used the peace to become stronger over a couple of years, then defeated the Quraysh tribe. The parallel re-emphasizes that Arafat sees Oslo not as a pledge to work for a permanent reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis but as a temporary and tactical maneuver. Why else have thousands paraded in Gaza with signs saying "We worship Allah by killing Jews"?

Mortimer Zuckerman, Editor-in-Chief, US News Editorial 12/21/98

The media and some political leaders portray a hudna as a truce or a cease-fire designed to bring peace. Though the term hudna does refer to a temporary cession of hostilities, it has historically been used as a tactic aimed at allowing the party declaring the hudna to regroup while tricking an enemy into lowering its guard. When the hudna expires, the party that declared it is stronger and the enemy weaker. The term comes from the story of the Muslim conquest of Mecca. Instead of a rapid victory, Muhammad made a ten-year treaty with the Kuraysh tribe. In 628 AD, after only two years of the ten-year treaty, Muhammad and his forces concluded that the Kuraysh were too weak to resist. The Muslims broke the treaty and took over all of Mecca without opposition.30

A modern-day hudna is not a form of compromise, rather it is a tactical tool to gain a military advantage. Hamas has used it no fewer than 10 times in 10 years.31

The hudna declared by Islamic terrorist organizations in 2003 was no different. The Hamas charter openly rejects the notion of a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the group did not change its views. On the contrary, Hamas spokesmen said they would not give up their weapons, that they would continue to resist “illegal occupation,” and that they believed the “violent awakenening from a few weeks or months of quiet” will “reaffirm Palestinians' belief in the intifada as the only option for them.”32 Even the hudna declaration asserted “the legitimate right to resist the occupation as a strategic option until the end of the Zionist occupation of our homeland and until we achieve all our national rights.” Hamas contends that all of Israel is occupied territory.33 This is why Secretary of State Colin Powell called Hamas an “enemy of peace” just before the hudna was declared, and said “the entire international community must speak out strongly against the activities of Hamas.”34
Jewish Virtual Library

See also:

Beware of Hudna --(in relation to HUDNA and Hamas) at Powerline Blog :
Christians beaten to Death by Muslims over cartoons a terrific analysis over at Euphoric Reality.Net


On a lighter note (?) my friend from NYC sent me this link to a must-see video about the shhh!!! CARTOONS. You may need broadband, but turn your speakers up and enjoy this fun link

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Is it Time for Israel to Embrace PKK?

Here is something from AP on Kurdistan Observer, which I got from Mizgîn at Rastibini .

I will put it up in its entirety because I think it is an interesting question. There are some who feel that PKK could be better analogized to the Irgun, early Zionist freedom fighters.

I would appreciate any comments.

It Is Time For Israel To Embrace PKK

Turkey Rejects Israeli Criticism Over Hamas
Associated Press
Feb 18, 2006

A visit by the exiled political leader of Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, to the Turkish capital has triggered a new diplomatic rift between US allies Israel and Turkey, two years after the Turkish premier accused Israel of engaging in state terrorism against Palestinians. Turkey yesterday rejected Israeli criticism of the visit of Khaled Mesha'al and said an Israeli spokesman's comparison of the Palestinian group to Kurdish guerrillas in Turkey was an "unfortunate statement."

Mesha'al met Thursday with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, prompting Israel's government spokesman Ra'anan Gissin to condemn the visit in an interview with Turkey's private NTV television. "How would you feel if we got together with Abdullah Ocalan?" Gissin asked NTV, referring to the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdish guerrilla group fighting for autonomy in Turkey's southeast.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry said yesterday that the Israeli spokesman had made "an unfortunate statement." "We think the comparison in this statement is totally baseless and wrong," the ministry said. "We relayed our discomfort and dissatisfaction with this statement to Israel yesterday." The ministry also suggested that the Israeli remarks were prompted by Israeli "domestic political concerns."

Ocalan's rebels have been fighting for autonomy in the largely Kurdish southeast since 1984 in a war which has claimed more than 37,000 lives. Both Ocalan's Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and Hamas are branded as terrorist organizations by the US State Department.
Turkey, which has close ties with both Israel and the Palestinians, has been urging Hamas - which won a landslide victory in legislative elections last month - to reject violence as it assembles a new Palestinian government. The US and the European Union have threatened to cut off aid to the Palestinians unless Hamas - which has called for Israel's destruction and killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings - recognizes Israel and renounces violence. Hamas has given no indication it will change its ideology, but has said it would stick to a long-term cease-fire if Israel reciprocates.

Turkey said Thursday it had urged Mesha'al to meet international expectations and adopt a more conciliatory and flexible attitude. Israel and Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim state, have long had strong military ties and important trade links. But relations grew strained in 2004 when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose party has its roots in Turkey's Islamic movement, accused Israel of state terrorism in an interview with Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper.

Asked whether he considered Israel's actions against the Palestinians "state terrorism," Erdogan responded: "How else can you interpret it?"
Relations thawed after both Gul and Erdogan visited Israel last year, expressing hope that Turkey could act as a mediator between Israel and the Muslim world.

But Deniz Baykal, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, said yesterday that the visit by the Hamas delegation would damage Turkey's image severely. "It would lead to questioning of Turkey's determination against violence and terrorism in the world," Baykal told a news conference. "It would have grave consequences for Turkish foreign policy."

Ilnur Cevik, editor in chief of The New Anatolian newspaper, said Turkey should have kept its contacts with Hamas silent and avoided contact with Mesha'al. "But it seems someone in Ankara couldn't resist the temptation to conduct the contacts with Hamas so openly and thus win points with the conservative masses of Turkey, who have deep sympathies for the Palestinian cause," Cevik said

The Foreign Ministry on Thursday said the Hamas delegation was allowed to visit Turkey "as the representatives of a group which won elections," as part of Turkey's efforts to further peace process. "If Turkey doesn't get the clout of the EU behind itself and can't arm itself with the consent of the US and Israel, then how it can perform the function as 'interlocutor valuable'," asked Cengiz Candar, a political analyst with The New Anatolian.

"It, all of a sudden, may find itself in the awkward position of promoting Hamas rather than playing such a role."

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Fans of the "Situation" in the Middle-East -- MUST READ

The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement – Hamas

In view of the recent victory of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the Palestinian Authority Legislative Council elections, it is important to make the Hamas covenant [1] available in English for English speaking readers. The English version which is currently posted in a number of websites is not satisfactory, and therefore MEMRI is providing here a closer, more accurate translation.

In the name of Allah the Merciful and the Compassionate Palestine, Muharram 1, 1409 A.H./August 18, 1988. In the name of Allah the Merciful and the Compassionate

"You are the best nation that has been brought out for mankind. You command good and forbid evil and believe in Allah. If only the people of the Book [i.e., Jews and Christians] had believed, it would have been well for them. Some of them believe, but most of them are iniquitous. They will never be able to do you serious harm, they will only be an annoyance. If they fight you, they will turn their backs and flee, and will not be succored. Humiliation is their lot wherever they may be, except where they are saved from it by a bond with Allah or by a bond with men. They incurred upon themselves Allah's wrath, and wretchedness is their lot, because they denied Allah's signs and wrongfully killed the prophets, and because they disobeyed and transgressed." (Koran, 3:110-112).

"Israel will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it, as it abolished that which was before it." [From the words of] The martyr, Imam Hasan al-Banna', Allah's mercy be upon him. [2]

"The Islamic world is burning, and each and every one of us must pour water, even if it be a little, to extinguish whatever he can extinguish, without waiting for others." [From the words of] Sheikh Amjad Al-Zahawi, Allah's mercy be upon him. [3]

In the name of Allah the Merciful and the Compassionate


Read it all here: You owe it to yourself.

Monday, February 13, 2006

"None Can Say Muslims Insult Other Religions"

This is the latest Muslim sword being throw:

"None can say Muslims insult other religions . "

Is this true?
A quick Google search brings up the following pictures:

I think NOT.

Published in 2001, this cartoon from the Egyptian daily Al Ahram depicts an Arab being flattened as two Jews drink the blood.

Checking out MEMRI for its huge reference database, looking for evidence of Muslim anti-Christian sentiment:

Sheikh Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan, a professor of Islamic law at Al-ImamUniversity, who frequently appears on Saudi TV recently made anti-Christian comments on Saudi Al-Majd TV. He told his audience to hate anyone "who worships Christ, son of Mary" and added that "whoever says 'I don't hate him [i.e. a Christian]' is not a Muslim..."

He went on to explain that such an attitude "is not racism" since the Christian is not hated "because of his color, gender, blood, country, or because he is American, European, Chinese, or Asian," and stipulated that this hatred should be "positive hatred" that guides and reforms.

TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT MEMRI HERE , or read the transcript HERE

Check out the requirements to build a Christian church in Egypt. You won't believe it! But I imagine it is even harder if legal at all, in Saudi Arabia, lol.

MEMRI distinguishes between mainstream Muslims and Islamists:

While mainstream Islam considers both Jews and Christians to be "People of the Book" – i.e., non-Muslims who may be offered the choice of living under Muslim rule as dhimmis while retaining their religion – the Islamists tend to accuse Jews and Christians of being no better than idolaters. In his Qur'an commentary Fi Zilal Al-Qur'an, Sayyid Qutb states that the Jews and Christians claim that Allah has offspring, which makes them not only infidels but polytheists. Friday sermons across the Arab world are rife with references to Christians and Jews as enemies of Allah.


"The Jews are the objects of Allah's [promised] wrath, while the Christians deviate from the path of righteousness… The Qur'an described the Jews as a nation cursed by Allah, a nation at which he was angry – some of whom he turned into apes and pigs…" [5]

In a sermon at a Mecca mosque, preacher Sheikh Adnan Ahmad Siyami told worshippers, "[Islam] believes that only Islam and the Camp of Kufr exist, and that there is no way to reach Paradise and be delivered from Hell except by walking in the path of our Prophet Muhammad and joining Islam. Any other way leads to Hell… In light of this, my believing brethren, how can it be claimed that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all paths leading to Allah?!…

read it here

Check out the tolerant Muslims at The Infidel Bloggers Alliance

And this picture under the banner of Hamas, the gun and the Koran:

Please let me know any further examples of Muslim 'intolerance' to other religions. Drop in links if you would. Feel free to use my examples whereever you like, as they are all stolen anyway. :>)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Arab Lessons, lol: Jihad, Kitman, Taqiyya and TuQuoque

Now that we understand that all the furor over the cartoons was/is really a staged, forged, and manipulated event (RENT-A-RIOT ABCS by Amir Taheri) we can begin to work at understanding the Muslim mind-set that would create such an event for the benefit of the Western world.

It is false that Mohammed's likeness cannot be shown, as I have pointed out in an earlier thread. And that makes this article by Fitzgerald: Islam for Infidels, Part One with his discussion of Taqiyya and Tu-Quoque and Kitman, so fascinating. Fitzgerald's article is on Jihadwatch is must-reading for anyone who wants to know what is happening in the Muslim Jihad against the West--or would it be the 'Rest'?--on a daily basis.

Here are a few of the paragraphs that rang my bell and I think the original article deserves reading more than once.

An army of apologists for Islam, both Muslim and non-Muslim, is abroad in the land today, yet many Infidels seem not to be following the script. Some appear determined to educate themselves, rather than rely on the Outreach Programs of local imams in local mosques or, for that matter, on National Public Radio.
And finally, not content with reading Qur’an and Hadith and sira, those Infidels have embarked on learning about the history of Jihad-conquest of those vast lands where, far more numerous, settled, wealthy, and advanced populations, of Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Buddhists all lived and, upon conquest, when not killed or forcibly converted at once to Islam, were permitted to live as "dhimmis," as non-Muslims under Muslim rule were called, subject to carefully elaborated financial, legal, political, and social disabilities that made life for them one of humiliation, degradation, and physical insecurity.
The idea that "Jihad" is primarily a "spiritual struggle" would cause laughter everywhere in the world’s mosques and madrasas, for Muslims know that this definition is flatly contradicted by their texts and their entire history. Yet, the same imam who gives a fiery speech about Jihad can show up at an Interfaith Rally and, with seemingly complete conviction, assure his Infidel audience that, of course, "Jihad" refers only to "a spiritual struggle." This kind of thing is second nature.
"War is deceit," Muhammad said, and those who regard him as al-insan al-kamil, the Most Perfect of Men, have become past masters at the art of deceit. It is nearly impossible to find a Muslim who will admit to the full truth of what Islam teaches about Infidels, though occasionally it happens.

On National Public Radio be sure to check out CAMERA's coverage.

All you ever wanted to know about Muslim history can be found here.

And from the Qur'an or Koran :

[29] Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor
hold that
forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

[30] The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the
Christians call Al-Masih the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

Subdued? It will be a cold day in Hell!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Cartoon Jihad

Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first drive mad. Euripides 480-406 BC

And these must be the maddest of times. For those who wish to see the cartoons, they may be seen here as well as many other places on the net. The Robert Lindsay blog does have an excellent objective summary of the situation with links.

Another interesting point is the other depictions of Mohammed to be seen at the Mohammed Image Archive Islamic Paintings and Miniatures Showing Mohammed in Full

Medieval Muslim artists often created paintings and illuminated manuscripts depicting Mohammed in full. Several examples are presented here. Other artists of the era drew Mohammed but left his face blank so as to technically comply with the Islamic ban on depicting the Prophet; these images are shown in the second section.

Unfortunately the site is busy and broadband is definitely recommended, but the point is well taken. Much ado about nothing, and half the world is bowing down obsequiously.

Here is a painting pointed out by PhilinFl who also added the comment following.

Why hasn't every library between Moscow and Ireland been torched for offering this rather insensitive Gustave Doré picture of the Prophet in HELL (as a "sower of discord")?

I thought the coverage was interesting and different at IRIS, who calls it a Cartoon Intifada, and as always I like Daniel Pipes, who tells us who is standing and who is bowing. Also see Pipes' article here on the Cartoon Jihad, and read the letters at Salon to find out how the Liberals are taking it. Do check out Jihad Against Danish Newspaper from the Brussels Journal, whose motto is "We are all Danes Now" , and who remind us that this is really no laughing matter, as people are being killed, threatened and intimidated. Cartoonists and publishers have been shot in the face in England, arrested in Jordan. Read JustifyThis! for more on the violence and ugliness that isn't in the daily news.

Meanwhile in Brussels a young Muslim immigrant published a poster depicting the Virgin Mary with naked breasts. Though the picture has drawn some protest from Catholics (though not from Western embassies, nor from the bishops), this artist need not fear being murdered in the street. On the contrary, he is being subsidised by the Ministry for Culture. --from the Brussel's Journal

This way madness lies.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Back Home

We are back home, after having spent a week at La Laguna de Santa Maria del Oro, at the campground there. We stayed here and if you go see it you will see how lovely it is.

Here are a dozen reflections on the experience:

1) Mexico has modernized considerably in the last 7 years or so.
2) Better roads, if horribly expensive
3) 'Immigration' was expensive and the paperwork and bureaucracy of the experience, excruciating.
4) The people were decent and hardworking as always.
5) This time we did not have to pour one bucket of water into a toilet, as each toilet we visited flushed properly. Last time, a good half of all toilets always had a bucket of water beside it.
6) Bathrooms still did not have hot-water faucets
7) Almost no toilets allow you to put used toilet paper in the john. Each had a wastebasket for that purpose. I can't help but think that that is a serious way to spread disease. That to me is the number one evidence that Mexico is still a 3rd world country.
8. We found out that Wal-Mart is the #1 employer in Mexico AND they have clean toilets.
9. We went to Burger King. It was not so hot (figuratively speaking) in Mexico
10. We went to VIPS -- which is much like a Denny's Mexican-style, with salsas instead of ketchup, and tortillas instead of bread. Muchas expensive.
11. Nescafe is still the major form of coffee.
12. There is such a thing as "Strawberry Cappucino" -- which is NOT recommended.