Friday, March 31, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

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Hey Teens! Kill your baby, get a free iPod!

Planned Genocide with another "thrust" to the youth of America.

"Win an iPod. Get two free movie tickets. Take ten dollars off your first visit. These are some of the schemes Planned Parenthood is using to lure teen-agers into its deadly facilities," said Douglas R. Scott, president of Life Decisions International (LDI). "Planned Parenthood has resorted to common corporate tactics in an effort to get young people to encourage their peers to voluntarily become the pro-abortion group's new victims. Just how low and disgusting can Planned Parenthood get?"

Anyone who makes an appointment at one of the eight facilities run by Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) before April 30, 2006, can enter to win an iPod. "Now which age group is most likely to be swayed by this kind of gimmick?" Scott asked. "This incentive is clearly aimed at young people."

A poster announcing another Planned Parenthood pro-gram, called "Tell-A-Friend," includes a photograph of a teenage girl whispering into the ear of another teenage girl


More here. View the actual ads here.

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Jill Carroll Released - But from what?


Apparently Jill Carroll has been released. For that we may all be thankful. Thankful that is, IF this story has real merit.

I have my doubts. Those doubts were really fueled when this story reported that Jill might have been rescued back in January, a story I couldn't get confirmation on, but was "curious'.
As I noted back here, something just isn't right about this story. I'm not the only one who's feelers are tingling.

Again, if my suspicions are correct, this wouldn't be the first time a kidnapping has been faked for political points.

Therefore it is going to be interesting to see her interviews in the next few days to see what she says about her captors.

Stay tuned there may be more to the story...

UPDATE: There IS more to the story. I'm still weeding through additional information from some folks who know, but for a little more back ground here is a taste from another blogger. He's close.

UPDATE II: Jawa Report has a video of Carroll taken just before her release. Yet:

"It appears that the video was shot in two sittings over a period of time. In the second portion of the video, Jill Carroll seems much less enthused about what she is saying and does not have the smile and other expressions of the first segment.

In it Jill Carroll seems more than eager to give the 'correct' answers asked by her captors. It's quite sickening some of the answers she gives, but understandable under the circumstances. But, before you accuse Jill of being a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, keep in mind that she was under duress.

For instance, Jill Carroll can be heard saying that the CIA and Americans were not as smart as the mujahidin given the fact that they were unable to rescue her. That her ordeal made it clear that the mujahidin would win the war in the end. She wants the American people to understand the mujahidin as they really are, and not the lies they hear in the media about them being terrorists, etc. The mujahidin are only trying to defend their country, etc. President bush needs to stop this war, etc.....

Very scripted, very much what you would expect the terrorists wanted to hear. No word about the translator these people murdered"


Cripes....

As a commentor noted: "I heard Howard Fineman say {on Imus, this morning] that Jill Carroll was going to be an important player politically, as well as journalistically. That comment put my antennae up,& now you have given me the answer as to why Fineman made that comment. Interesting days ahead, huh?"

Yeah....very interesting.

Update III: Fellow milblogger T-bone agrees:

"As I predicted in one of my earlier posts, Jill Carroll is back alive and well. I feel strongly that the kidnapping was a total scam. I saw her interview today and decided once again that she is a liar. She appeared happy-go-lucky despite being held captive and witnessing her interpreter get murdered. Her words and mannerisms in the interview showed classic signs of deception. I don't feel like breaking it down for you, but suffice it to say that she is full of merde. She refused to be debriefed, and refused to take a military flight out of country. If she doesn't write a book, I'll eat my hat."

Come on, anyone else see it?

UPDATE IV: Errr, she wasn't "raped"
she said so. Sheeeh....'victimized'......cripes...

Coming attractions: By the way, how does a hostage stay in touch with her editor while in 'captivity'?.....

More eyes open at Debbie Schlusser.

UPDATE V: I've been reviewing the The Mujahideen Interview Jill Carroll tape linked here at LGF. I'm also going to get a voice pattern analysis done by a friend of mine, but in all the years I handled interviews (trained in neuro-linguistic programming) and interrogations I've never seen such a relaxed and calm "victim". In particular The last part of the interview I noted is striking and by the way, very few people laugh when making statements under "duress".

"Voice: Do you have a message for Mr. Bush?

Carroll: (Laughs)Yeah, he needs to stop this war. He knows this war is wrong. He knows that it was illegal from the very beginning. He knows that it was built on a mountain of lies and I think he needs to finally admit that to the American people and make the troops go home and he doesn’t care about his own people."


More to come...



Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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The Verdict on NSA is in - President Bush has the power

AJ Strata tipped me to this story in the Washington Times where several former FISA judges found:

"..that President Bush did not act illegally when he created by executive order a wiretapping program conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA).

The five judges testifying before the committee said they could not speak specifically to the NSA listening program without being briefed on it, but that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act does not override the president's constitutional authority to spy on suspected international agents under executive order. "


That's it folks! Stick a fork in it.

Ah, you didn't think the MSM would leave it at that now do you?

So now it appears (AKA NSA leak suspect # 3) NY Times writer, Eric Lichtblau attempts a little "literary license" by re-writing the events:

"Five former judges on the nation's most secretive court, including one who resigned in apparent protest over President Bush's domestic eavesdropping, urged Congress on Tuesday to give the court a formal role in overseeing the surveillance program."

....."Judge Baker said he felt most comfortable talking about possible changes to strengthen the foreign intelligence law. "Whether something's legal or illegal goes beyond that," he said, "and that's why I'm shying away from answering that."


Eric ought to be preparing for that upcoming deposition and less on trying to disprove facts.

Word.




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Saddam and his WMDs

In the April 10th issue of National Review, James Lacey writes:

"For almost three years, the anti-war protesters have kept up the drumbeat: “Bush lied and people died.” Because weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were not found in Iraq, an endless stream of commentators continues to declare that Saddam Hussein was not the serious threat the administration claimed him to be. The critics usually go even further, and assert that sanctions and the destruction of WMD facilities by U.N. investigators had done so much damage to WMD infrastructure that it would have taken Saddam years to rebuild it even to a minimal capacity.

But these claims ignore huge amounts of contrary evidence; and most of this evidence can be found in the final report of the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) — the very same report that many critics hold up as proof positive that Iraq was not a WMD threat. The evidence found by the ISG (an investigative commission set up by the Bush administration after the invasion of Iraq) confirms that Saddam was preparing to rapidly reconstitute his WMD program the moment he broke out of sanctions, which — given the frayed state of the coalition against him — would inevitably have happened. Not only did Bush not “lie”; the critics themselves are guilty of selectively citing evidence and of ignoring facts inconvenient to their argument. The ISG report, as well as the other evidence that continues to come to light, demonstrates that Saddam couldn’t be trusted with the apparatus of a modern state, which he would have turned quickly back to producing WMD as soon as circumstances allowed.

Consider just one datum: According to the report, Saddam had the capability to start anthrax production within one week of making the decision to do so, and thereafter to produce over ten tons of weaponized anthrax a year. If even 1 percent of that amount — 200 pounds — were released into the air over Washington, D.C., Congress’s Office of Technology Assessment estimates that up to 3 million people would die."


The insanity of the antiwar (pro-saddam) elements in this country and their insistence that Saddam didn't have, or didn't want WMD or that he was - as the MSM's laughable assertion, that Saddam was "frustrated" with constant inspections. Yeah, he was frustrated all right. It's hard to keep hiding WMD and attemping to deceive inspectors - except those whom he paid off.

We know now that Dueffler did not complete his final report on whether Saddam shipped his WMD to Syria (after all he had months to do so), because of threats.

However, here is an interesting conversation between Saddam and his inner circle that shows anything but "innocence", and is chilling in it's content.

"...what the Iraqi Survey Group discovered was that Saddam was maintaining a biological-warfare research program right up to the Coalition invasion, and that he had the installed capability to produce bio-toxins. Would he have used them? An amazing conversation between Saddam and his inner circle was recorded in a captured but undated Iraqi document.

SADDAM: I want to make sure that — close the door please (door slams) — the germ and chemical warheads, as well as the chemical and germ bombs, are available to [those concerned], so that in case we ordered an attack, they can do it without missing any of their targets?

HUSAYN KAMIL: Sir, if you’ll allow me. Some of the chemicals now are distributed, this is according to the last report from the Minister of Defense, which was submitted to you, Sir. Chemical warheads are stored and are ready at Air Bases, and they know how and when to deal with, as well as arm these heads. Also, some other artillery machines and rockets (missiles) are available from the army. While some of the empty “stuff” is available for us, our position is very good, and we don’t have any operational problems. Moreover, in the past, many substantial items and material were imported; now, we were able to establish a local project, which was established to comply with daily production. Also, another bigger project will be finalized within a month, as well as a third project in the coming two to three months that will keep us on the safe side, in terms of supply. We, Sir, only deal in common materials like phosphorus, ethyl alcohol, and methyl (interrupted) . . .

SADDAM: What is it doing with you, I need these germs to be fixed on the missiles, and tell him to hit, because starting the 15th, everyone should be ready for the action to happen at anytime, and I consider Riyadh as a target . . .

HUSAYN KAMIL: (door slams) Sir, we have three types of germ weapons, but we have to decide which one we should use, some types stay capable for many years (interrupted).

SADDAM: We want the long term, the many years kind . . .

HUSAYN KAMIL: . . . There has to be a decision about which method of attack we use; a missile, a fighter bomb, or a fighter plane.

SADDAM: With them all, all the methods . . . I want as soon as possible, if we are not transferring the weapons, to issue a clear order to [those concerned] that the weapon should be in their hands as soon as possible. I might even give them a “non-return access.” [Translator Comment: to have access to the weapons; to take them with them and not to return them.] I will give them an order stating that at “one moment,” if I’m not there and you don’t hear my voice, you will hear somebody else’s voice, so you can receive the order from him, and then you can go attack your targets. I want the weapons to be distributed to targets; I want Riyadh and Jeddah, which are the biggest Saudi cities with all the decision makers, and the Saudi rulers live there. This is for the germ and chemical weapons . . . Also, all the Israeli cities, all of them. Of course you should concentrate on Tel Aviv, since it is their center.

HUSAYN KAMIL: Sir, the best way to transport this weapon and achieve the most harmful effects would come by using planes, like a crop plane; to scatter it. This is, Sir, a thousand times more harmful. This is according to the analyses of the technicians (interrupted) . . .

SADDAM: May God help us do it . . . We will never lower our heads as long as we are alive, even if we have to destroy everybody."


As more and more of the documents are translated we continually see the dismantling of the "No WMD" argument and further see the threat that Saddam actually posed. Don't look for the increasingly irrelevant MSM to pick up on the story - except that is to attempt to throw water on it or 'downgrade' its significance.

But come this Summer, even the once mighty MSM isn't going to be able to hide the truth, and the American public will see what the Bush administration said all along. Thus they have been lied to - not by Bush, but by the Democrats (who believed he had WMD until it became politically 'inncorrect' to believe otherwise) and the media and the backlash of that betrayal of trust is going to be felt in November.




Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Pay up!

Baghdad Bob McDermott needs to get the check book out:

"WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court ruled today that Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.

In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The court ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and more than $600,000 in legal costs.

McDermott leaked a tape of a 1996 cell phone call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to The New York Times and other news organizations.

The call included discussion by Gingrich, R-Ga., and other House GOP leaders about a House ethics committee investigation of Gingrich. Boehner, R-Ohio, was a Gingrich lieutenant at the time and is now House majority leader.

A lawyer for McDermott had argued that his actions were allowed under the First Amendment, and said a ruling against him would have "a huge chilling effect" on reporters and newsmakers alike."


In case you forgot, this case is nearly ten years old. Covered here in 1997 by CNN, the tape was aquired by a elderly couple who just "happened" to pick up a cell phone conversation on their "scanner" while driving in Floirda.

"The couple who made the tape, John and Alice Martin, are longtime Democrats and active in the National Education Association. They say they began taping the conversation simply because they thought it would make a good gift for their soon-to-be-born grandchild.

Realizing its possible significance, they contacted their congressional representative, Rep. Karen Thurman (D-Fla.), who sealed the tape in an evelope. Thurman gave the tape back to the Martins who delivered the tape in person to Rep. McDermott on a trip to Washington, D.C."


One wonders now just what other things McDermott has been privy to, especially since he and Rocky were both tripping the night fantastic in the Middle East back in 2002. A trip which according to this Wikipedia article: "McDermott received a $5,000 contribution to an unrelated legal defense fund from Shakir al Khafaji, an Iraqi-American businessman with alleged ties to the Oil for Food scandal">

Oh the tangled web we weave!

H/t Michelle Malkin



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Andy Card Resigns

No big news here, we were all expecting a shake up, but this really isn't it. Card, like a lot of public servants can make a heck of lot more money on the outside (ask Newt), and being COS takes a lot of time from family.

"Bush said Card had approached him earlier this month about the possibility of stepping down, and Bush accepted his offer this weekend, when the two were at Camp David.

"He's been here 5-1/2 years. The average tenure of chief of staff is two years," said a senior administration official, who spoke before the announcement, but refused to be named so as not to upstage the president. "Change can be good and necessary and that's what they had discussed."


Makes sense. But the "senseless" think not as the crazy left is looking for the "underlying" reasons", one thing I know is that Andy had a better memory than Clinton's absent minded COS, who testified in court or before Congress said that they didn't remember, didn't know, or something similar during their (short) service.

To wit:

Mack McLarty 233 times.
John Podesta 264 times.

Said it before and I'll say it again, nothing in this administration holds a candle to the previous den of evil - nothing in history.

In any case, thanks Andy for the service.

Other takes: Powerline Blog (yawn). Michelle Malkin. Ankle Biting Pundits with another possible motivation.




Monday, March 27, 2006

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Perspective on Immigration - II

After my previous post (and the lively response), I thought a bit of a clarification is in order.

1. America is the land of the free and home of the brave. I welcome all legal immigrants who enter the US legally. I am NOT for this kind of activity whatsoever. Away with them. We have ONE flag, The Stars and Stripes. We are a MELTING POT which means that people from different cultures come from all over the world to make ONE people. Within our differing groups we have and enjoy our particular culture with the freedom to do so. But we are NOT a multi-cultural Nation.

This is the United States of America - a sovereign nation. Clear enough?

Now, saying that, understand that we are not going to find an easy solution to this problem of illegal immigration. We're about 100 years too late. So we are not going to "round 'em up and lock 'em up", at least not in LA (Arizona may be a possibility though), but the fact is that the lax enforcement of our immigration laws or more specifically our border protection is long standing. I remember back in '81 watching illegals literally spilling over the Rio Grande into El Paso by the droves and the border patrol doing next to nothing to stop them. While some would like to see the troops and tanks brought in, there isn't a politician worth his 2006/2008 who is going to risk inflaming the sizable hispanic voting blocks in this country. Lame? I know. But it's just the facts as they are.

AJ Strata has I think a good take on what part of the solution may be. But even so, the solutions are not going to be found easily - that's the point.



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Abduh Rahman - Not the first or last Christian persecuted by Islam

Abduh Rahman - it may not be over.

Again, he isn't the first or last Christian to be so persecuted by Islam.

"Hundreds of people protested in Afghanistan on Monday against a court's decision to drop a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity, while an official said discussions were underway to determine when he would be released.

Officials said the case was dropped Sunday partially because of concerns that Abdul Rahman is mentally unfit to face trial. The move also followed strong pressure from Western governments.

Prosecutors have said they want doctors to examine Rahman, but they have not confirmed that he would be released. Prosecutor Sarinwal Zamari said state attorneys were working on the case Monday and an announcement would be made later in the day. He declined to elaborate.

An Afghan official closely involved with the case told The Associated Press that the 41-year-old would be released, but authorities were debating how and when it would be done.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, had earlier said that a decision may be made by Monday and that Rahman would not have to remain in jail while prosecutors investigate whether to bring another case against him to the courts.

Muslim clerics have threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if he is freed, saying that he is clearly guilty of apostasy and deserves to die.

A Supreme Court spokesman, Abdul Wakil Omeri, said the case had been dismissed because of "problems with the prosecutors' evidence." He said several of Rahman's relatives testified he is mentally unstable and prosecutors have to "decide if he is mentally fit to stand trial."


Abdul isn't going to last five-minutes outside of jail. In fact, the prosecution team is apt to let him go and (oops) let the towns people get him. However, what I find amazing is that people treat this as some "new thing", or outrage, but as I've said in previous posts, it's far from that. Many of the commentators in the media (old and new) have incorrectly stated that Islam dosen't call for Abdul's death, but that is nonsense nonsense - "According to Muslim Law, a male apostate, or murtadd, is liable to be put to death if he continue obstinate in his error."

Witness from Answering Islam a case from thirteen years ago in Iran:

"Delivered to the Court for His Trial as an Apostate from Islam on December 3, 1993.

"In the Holy Name of God who is our life and existence"

In the Holy name of God who is our life and existence. With all humility I express my gratitude to the Judge of all heaven and earth for this precious opportunity, and with brokenness I wait upon the Lord to deliver me from this court trial according to His promises. I also beg the honoured members of the court present to listen with patience to my defence and with respect for the Name of the Lord.

I am a Christian, a sinner who believes Jesus has died for my sins on the cross and, by His resurrection and victory over death, has made me righteous in the presence of the Holy God. The true God speaks about this fact in His Holy Word, the Gospel. Jesus means Saviour "because He will save His people from their sins". Jesus paid the penalty of our sins by His own blood and gave us a new life so that we can live for the glory of God by the help of the Holy Spirit and be like a dam against corruption, be a channel of blessing and healing, and be protected by the love of God.

In response to this kindness, He has asked me to deny myself and be His fully surrendered follower, and not fear people even if they kill my body, but rather rely on the Creator of life who has crowned me with the crown of mercy and compassion, and who is the great protector of His beloved ones and their great reward.

I have been charged with "apostasy"! The invisible God who knows our hearts has given assurance to us Christians that we are not among the apostates who will perish but among the believers so that we may save our lives. In Islamic Law an apostate is one who does not believe in God, the prophets or the resurrection of the dead. We Christians believe in all three!

They say "You were a Muslim and you have become a Christian." No, for many years I had no religion. After searching and studying I accepted God's call and I believed in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to receive eternal life. People choose their religion but a Christian is chosen by Christ. He says "You have not chosen me but I have chosen you." From when? Before the foundation of the world.

People say "You were a Muslim from your birth." God says "You were a Christian from the beginning." He states that He chose us thousands of years ago, even before the creation of the universe, so that through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we may be His! A Christian means one who belongs to Jesus Christ.

The eternal God, who sees the end from the beginning and who has chosen me to belong to Him, knew from everlasting whose heart would be drawn to Him and also those who would be willing to sell their faith and eternity for a pot of porridge. I would rather have the whole world against me but know that the Almighty God is with me, be called an apostate but know that I have the approval of the God of glory, because man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart, and for Him who is God for all eternity nothing is impossible. All power in heaven and on earth is in His hands.

The Almighty God will raise up anyone He chooses and bring down others, accept some and reject others, send some to heaven and others to hell. Now because God does whatever He desires, who can separate us from the love of God? Or who can destroy the relationship between the creator and the creature or defeat a heart that is faithful to his Lord? He will be safe and secure under the shadow of the Almighty! Our refuge is the mercy seat of God who is exalted from the beginning. I know in whom I have believed, and He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him to the end, until I reach the Kingdom of God, the place where the righteous shine like the sun, but where the evildoers will receive their punishment in hell fire.

They tell me "Return!" But from the arms of my God, whom can I return to? Is it right to accept what people are saying instead of obeying the Word of God? It is now 45 years that I am walking with the God of miracles, and His kindness upon me is like a shadow and I owe Him much for His fatherly love and concern.

The love of Jesus has filled all my being and I feel the warmth of His love in every part of my body. God, who is my glory and honour and protector, has put his seal of approval upon me through His unsparing blessings and miracles.

This test of faith is a clear example. The good and kind God reproves and punishes all those whom He loves. He tests them in preparation for heaven. The God of Daniel, who protected his friends in the fiery furnace, has protected me for nine years in prison and all the bad happenings have turned out for our good and gain, so much so that I am filled overflowing with joy and thankfulness.

The God of Job has tested my faith and commitment in order to strengthen my patience and faithfulness. During these nine years he has freed me from all my responsibilities so that under the protection of His blessed Name, I would spend my time in prayer and study of His Word, with heart- searching and brokenness, and grow in the knowledge of my Lord. I praise the Lord for this unique opportunity. "You gave me space in my confinement, my difficult hardships brought healing and your kindnesses revived me." Oh what great blessings God has in store for those who fear Him!

They object to my evangelizing. But "If you find a blind person near a well and keep silent then you have sinned" (a Persian poem). It is our religious duty, as long as the door of God's mercy is open, to convince evil doers to turn from their sinful ways and find refuge in Him in order to be saved from the wrath of a righteous God and from the coming dreadful punishment.

Jesus Christ says "I am the door. Whoever enters through me will be saved." "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Among the prophets of God, only Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and He is our living intercessor for ever.

He is our Saviour and He is the Son of God. To know Him means to know eternal life. I, a useless sinner, have believed in His beloved person and all His words and miracles recorded in the Gospel, and I have committed my life into His hands. Life for me is an opportunity to serve Him, and death is a better opportunity to be with Christ. Therefore I am not only satisfied to be in prison for the honour of His Holy Name, but am ready to give my life for the sake of Jesus my Lord and enter His kingdom sooner, the place where the elect of God enter everlasting life, but the wicked to eternal damnation.

May the shadow of God's kindness and His hand of blessing and healing be upon you and remain for ever. Amen.

With respect,

Your Christian prisoner,

Mehdi Dibaj


Note:

1. This statement, with a brief introduction to it by Bernard Levin, appeared in The Times of London, Jan. 18, 1994. In Dec. 1993 an Islamic court in Iran had ordered the execution of Mehdi Dibaj on the charge of apostasy. Shortly thereafter he was released from jail, probably because of international pressures. Since June 24, 1994 he was reported missing. On July 5th law enforcement officials reported finding his body in a forest near Tehran."


Again, Abdul's case isn't unique, and actually occurs quite frequently in Islamic lands.

Paul Marshall quoted in Frontpage Magazine:

"It (Christian persecution) takes four forms. First. there are direct, violent attacks by extremists on Christian communities. These occur in Egypt, Algeria, Iran, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Phillipines, Nigeria, Indonesia (the list is not exhaustive). In most of these cases the Government is either unable or unwilling to stop the attacks.

Second, there is civil war and communal violence where the Christian community has resisted the spread of radical varieties of Islam. Since the National Islamic Front (formerly the Muslim Brotherhood) took power in Sudan in the late 1980's two million people have been killed, mostly Christians and animists. In Nigeria some 11,000 people have been killed in the last three years over the introduction of Islamic sharia law. There is a similar death toll in eastern Indonesia, where paramilitary militant organizations such as Laskar Jihad, allied to international terrorists, have slaughtered local populations.

Third, there is widespread discrimination against Christians in Muslim countries. They are frequently at a disadvantage in marriage, custody and inheritance cases, are forced to subsidize Islam through taxes, are severly restricted in building and repairing churches, and are often excluded from government positions. This happens in most Muslim countries. In some cases, as in Pakistan or Iran or Nigeria, the testimony of a Christian counts less in a court case.

Fourthly, blasphemy and apostasy laws disproportionately target minorities.

In Saudi Arabia, Christianity is entirely forbidden."


Abdul is one of many. But more important we also must realize that "Apostasy" is equaled with "Blasphemy" under Islamic law. The fuel of radical Islamic hatred of the west is geared on their belief that we are blastphemers because as a "Christian" nation we tout (correctly I might add) that Christ is the one and true Messiah and God. True, moderation as noted again in this link has been introduced into some Islamic beliefs - yet it doesn't change the fact that the Quran does have the "death sentence" for those who 1) Apostatize or 2) Blaspheme. Therefore, like it or not, Islam is a valid threat to the West, if for no other reason than for how they view us- as Blasphemers.

We might remember that the Church of England" commemorated the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by endorsing an official apology to Muslim leaders for the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq."

This ridiculous appeasement to Islam in light of the history or persecution (past and present) of Christian's needs to stop. Again, this belief in persecution of the "infidels" isn't isolated or just a few angry "Clerics", this is the belief of the majority of Islamic leaders. It IS widespread and common.

The point is that Abdul's plight will bring more insight hopefully so that the real threat of Islam is can be recognized. One may argue that our GWOT is against "tyranny" or "terrorists" - which is true, but misses the large underlying force. This is a "Holy War", and we'd better understand that fact now.


UPDATE: Michelle Malkin notes the mobs are forming already.




Sunday, March 26, 2006

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Abduh Rahman Released

Case Dropped Against Afghan Christian

"POLICHARKI, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan court has dismissed case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity for lack of evidence, an official said Sunday.

The court, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, had been under intense international pressure to drop the case against Abdul Rahman, who faced a possible death sentence for his public conversion.

Some Islamic clerics had called for his execution, saying Rahman would face danger from his countrymen if he were released.
On Sunday, he was moved to a notorious maximum-security prison outside Kabul that is also home to hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaida militants. The move to Policharki Prison came after detainees threatened his life at an overcrowded police holding facility in central Kabul, a court official said on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
Gen. Shahmir Amirpur, who is in charge of Policharki, confirmed the move and said Rahman had also been begging his guards to provide him with a Bible.


Don't forget to pray for these believers as well. Remember, there are many Christian's in prisons throughout the world jailed only for their faith in Christ.

Other reacts: Michelle Malkin; Captain Ed

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