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Palestinian education


I read at Snapshots:

An examination of Palestinian fifth and tenth-grade textbooks for the 2004-2005 school year shows a continuing denial of the State ofIsrael’s right to exist and a continuing cultivation of the values ofarmed struggle against Israel. The books contain incitement against theState of Israel and the Zionist movement, one of them even employinganti-Semitism.

HT: Desde Sefarad.



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La historia interminable…

… De las caricaturas.

HT: Polemiken.net.

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Hirsi Ali wants to ban Belgian largest party because it is … Islamophobic

Last September Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somalian-Dutch feminist leftist parliamentarian and target of jihadist assassination threats, showed her true leftist colors by seeking to have a small Christian Dutch party outlawed because it opposes homosexual “marriage” and abortion. But Ali is not stopping at trying to ban political parties in her adopted country. Now, according to the Brussels Journal, Ali has

told the Belgian authorities that they should ban the country’s largest party, the “Islamophobic” Vlaams Belang. In an interview with the Antwerp newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen (1 February), she said why she regards the VB as a dangerous party:

“I would ban the VB because it hardly differs from the Hofstad group [a Jihadist terror network in the Netherlands, involved in the assassination of Theo van Gogh]. Though the VB members have not committed any violent crimes yet, they are just postponing them and waiting until they have an absolute majority. On many issues they have exactly the same opinions as the Muslim extremists: on the position of women, on the suppression of gays, on abortion. This way of thinking will lead straight to genocide.”

So, enough of this business about Hirsi Ali’s courage in the face of Islamic death threats, which requires us to treat her as our hero. Her denunciation of a leading conservative European political party as Nazi-like shows that she is as much of an enemy to the West as she is to traditionalist Islam. Anti-Islamists who make Ali their hero are deluding themselves and weakening the West.

HT: View form the Right.

Well, this is very extraordinary. I thought she was fighting the right cause. But it seems now she is as intolerant as the people she is apparently fighting against. I mean, precisely if you are defending liberty of expression, anything can be defended. So it would be very good for someone to oppose homosexual marriage or abortion and for others to feel themselves offended, WITHOUT ANY VIOLENT ACT -or inciting others to do it-, and WITHOUT CALLING OTHER COUNTRIES TO INFLUENCE A GOVERNMENT IN INTERNAL POLICY.

And, by the way, where the Belgian conservative party has said they are going to "supress" -that sounds like Killing them- homosexuals, that the men can beat the woman, etc?

I just do not know what to make of this.

I agree with Paul Belien when he says:

The Dutch “integration test” illustrates the same attitude that seems to inspire Ms Hirsi Ali: Immigrants are welcome if they condone gays. They are not welcome if they oppose abortion. If this is how “good” immigrants are to be selected from “bad” ones, it will certainly not solve the basic problem of the West, its birth dearth. On the contrary.

Yes, now that I have seen what Hirsi Ali wants (dictatorship from another point of view), hmmm, I think that she is not pointing in the right direction. And by the way, in Holland the free expression was held as the basic motive for the publication of a book in which some Muslim clerics said homosexuals should be thrown from a tower. Why on earth someone can say things like that and not to say he/she is not convinced by the social need of homosexual "marriages"'? Moreover, nearly all the people are convinced that the homosexuals have to be united in some way for the State to know, but I really do not believe they are asking because of that to kill them or even to discriminate them.

You can vote this parties or not, you can be Christian or not, etc. That is a PERSONAL decision, no one is going to hurt you for that. But that doesn't mean that this people cannot unite themselves to defend democratically their points of view, that really are correspondent to Western Constitution. There are people that oppose to their views and so people can test their own views.

Lastly, I do not think that a totalitarism is fought by another. And with this act, Hirsi Ali is just doing the same (she intends not to have discussions on these subjects): forbidding the freedom of expression. But as the rest are not like the Islamofascists she can be totally calm and peaceful: no one is going to harm her for that. And if somone does it, surely his/her action is not going to be applauded even by the people who supports a ban of abbortion or says no to homosexual marriage.



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Interview with the former Muftí of Bin Laden


Following are excerpts from an interview by Saudi cleric Musa Al-Qarni, the former Mufti of Bin Laden. The interview aired on Dubai TV, on March 18, 2006.

Musa Al-Qarni: The concept of Jihad is a matter of faith and Islamic religious law, which lives in the mind of every Muslim on the face of this earth. The religious education we receive through our schools, through our religious jurisprudence, our thinking, and our tradition – Jihad is part of this.

[…]Here in Saudi Arabia, the young men who were about to go to Afghanistan, would undergo mental and psychological preparation. They would be included in a group of people who would go together.

Let me give you an example. Now that Jihad has become a "crime", some people may be surprised by what I am about to say: At the Jedda airport there was a group of mujahideen whose job was to welcome those who arrived on their way to Pakistan. There were also offices in Jedda that would buy discount tickets for the people going to Afghanistan.

[…] Interviewer: Why did Osama bin Laden choose 15 out of the 19 from Saudi Arabia?

[…] Musa Al-Qarni: I do not mean to belittle other nations, but let me tell you, our experience of the Jihad in Afghanistan has shown that the Saudi youth are exceptional in terms of their sacrifice and their courage. They are exceptional in their love of Jihad, and in their desire to reach the world to come, to reach Paradise. They do not hesitate.

The Saudi youth are exceptional in their willingness to sacrifice. They long for Jihad. Look at Iraq now – who are most of the young men there? Are they not Saudis? Despite the difficulties and obstacles, the Saudi youth do not listen to any authority or to any call [to refrain from] Jihad for the sake of Allah.

Look at Bosnia-Herzegovina – the Saudi youth were most of those who were martyred there, weren't they?



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Last news about Abdul Rahman


From Chicago Tribune:

"We will cut him into little pieces," said Hosnia Wafayosofi, who works at the jail, as she made a cutting motion with her hands. "There's no need to see him…"

…"He is my son," said (Abdul Manan, Rahman's father), crying. "But if a son does not care about the dignity of his family, the dignity of his father, God can take him away. You cannot make anything out of such a son. He is useless."

With that kind of father, who needs enemies? So now the dignity of a father is linked to the religious beliefs of his son. Oh, yeah, that is liberty of thought.

Prosecutor Abdul Wasi said Rahman had been told repeatedly to repent and come back to Islam, but Rahman refused. Wasi called Rahman a traitor.

"He is known as a microbe in society, and he should be cut off and removed from the rest of Muslim society and should be killed," Wasi told the court.


A microbe? You mean: being a Christian is bad for society? Wow, now I discover that I am, for some Muslims, just a microbe to be cut off. A traitor? Hmm, this is the same thing Romans said about Christians, because they did not want to convert to the Pagan religion and to adore the Emperor. Now it seems to me, you have to adore the ulemas and the imams, glup, no, Allah and Mohammed. My goodness. I just keep on asking: WHY Shari'a was introduced in the Afghan constitution as The Rule? This consideration alone in my view discredites Afghan democracy. If the Constitution does not defend the rights and freedoms of your citizens, then that country could not be named a real democracy, even if it is formally one -just as most of the Communist regimes who called themselves "democratic"-

"If he doesn't regret his conversion, the punishment will be enforced on him," the judge said. "And the punishment is death."

The ones who are going to regret his death are going to be his daughters, whose destiny is more than awful in such a family.

HT: Reverse Vampyr.

From Jerusalem Post:

Senior Muslim clerics said Thursday that an Afghan man on trial for converting from Islam to Christianity should be killed regardless of whether a court decides to free him. … …four senior clerics interviewed by The Associated Press in their mosques in Kabul said Rahman deserved to be killed for his conversion.


"Whether a court decides to free him". Marvellous, hein? That obedience to the Rule of the Courts and to what they decide is alarming.

"He is not crazy. He went in front of the media and confessed to being a Christian," said Hamidullah, chief cleric at Haji Yacob Mosque.


"The government is scared of the international community. But the people will kill him if he is freed."

"He is not mad. The government is playing games. The people will not be fooled," said Abdul Raoulf, cleric at Herati Mosque. "This is humiliating for Islam (what? to convert to another religion is humiliating for the prior one? No, HUMILIATING for ISLAM is to condemn to death a good and brave man for the pernicious "crime" of changing his religion). … Cut off his head."

Raoulf is considered a moderate cleric in Afghanistan. He was jailed three times for criticizing the Taliban’s policies before the hard-line regime was ousted by US-led forces in 2001.

HT: Plus+Ultra Blog, Noisy Room.Net and Clarity and Resolve.

"He went in front of the media and CONFESSED to being a Christian". Wow, what a sin, what a bad person this man is, what a CRIME…. And this man is moderate? Well, perhaps if compared with Talibans. But that is as saying: he defends democracy, much more than Hitler or Stalin. I mean, those are NO good examples to be compared with.

And, as a result, I am astonished: how on earth they are giving these fools permission to build "islamcities" in the West? How on earth this "tolerant and peaceful" law is even named here? This contradicts everything our societies have fought for so long. And yet, Muslims have been so eager to demand "respect" to the West because of the Mohammed cartoons, but now (except CAIR, for once) they are doing nothing. That is their concept for humanitarian aide and tolerant society.

Oh, and for what I knew Spanish "intelectuals" have said nothing about this case. Of course, this is a foolish man converted into Christianity, urgggh. How on earth someone can do that, when Islam is so moderate, peaceful, etc?

NOTE: I think Andrew Sullivan is right when he says:

I know there are moderate Muslims. I know that in Malaysia, Turkey, Indonesia and India, for example, these kinds of views are not common. I also know that it wasn't that long ago that Christians held similar views about heretics or Jews, and that today's fundamentalist Christianity is often supportive of the death penalty and torture. But that a religious faith contains this kind of fanatical intolerance and violence anywhere is disturbing. It's barbaric. And it is in the Middle East that this kind of theocratic fascism is ascendant.


Anywhere, yes that is the real important word. All frontiers of Islam are producing conflicts.

But note also that when you speak about moderation is THE MUSLIMS -that is the people- who in some cases, are tolerant. BUT rarely is called Islam as Moderate. The Koram, from a political point of biew, has no moderation. Yes, Christianity has had a lot of defects, but if you go to the Gospels, those very fundamentalistic interpretations were at least very unrelated with the spiritual message. We have to note that, Christianity -in all its forms- has a pricnipal commandment: the love to others -even enemies-. The Koram says that one of the duties of a good Muslim is Jihad, which in his "minor" class, consists in the conquest of all the territories and the conversion of all the people to Islam -whether by force or by preaching-. The ones who are not converted have to choose: or death or jizya -alternative only available to "People of the Book"-, which does not mean that the vexations were not going to be daily, even if you pay it.

So, the question is: are Muslims in the West going to fulfil the Koram within the limits of Western Constitutions? The answer is: if the paleolithic let the "moderates" they will. If not, the war, so silenced and hidden by MSM for so long, will explode in not a very far future. BUT we have to underline it: the battle for freedoms against the excess of the Koram began a lot of time ago. These are only the results of not having exerced the right actions in the right time, by letting the extremists understand in a very clear way, that nothing was going to change in the West, no matter what Mohammed said he was revealed 1.400 years ago.

And as a result, Australian PM John Howard (HT: Michelle Malkin) has said:

The case of an Afghan man facing a possible death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity is “appalling,'' Australian Prime Minister John Howard said.

“We're putting the lives of Australian soldiers on the line and this sort of thing is allowed,'' Howard told Melbourne radio station 3AW today. “When I saw the report about this I felt sick.''

Just like I felt. There are also Spanish soliders in Afghanistan. By the way, the Spanish Governement has not said anything yet, for what I know. 

And this is how Reuters writes about this case:


ROME (Reuters) – The strong Western response to a threatened death sentence for an Afghan convert to Christianity looks something like a mirror image of the Muslim reaction to the Prophet Mohammad caricatures printed in the European press.

There have been no riots or sackings of Afghan embassies, unlike the violence that marked the uproar in Muslim countries after the Danish cartoons were published, but the shock and mutual incomprehension expressed in both cases are similar.

So for Reuters the life of someone is just the same as the printing of 12 cartoons in which appear someone that died 1.400, and that, even if he believed he was a Profet, HE WAS A MAN, like all the others. Do you mean that I hace to understand some people who does not get revolted when they say all these nosenses? 

Well looks like the writer is today less asleep than yesterday. He now says that "the cases are clearly different". Well, now I am calmer.

No, not the least, really.

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Uhrlau: Europe has been transformed into a target of Islamist extremist


From Alertnet.Org

Germany’s intelligence chief said on Thursday that the success of Germany and other countries in hunting down terrorists has done little to reduce the threat “Islamic terrorism” poses to Europe and Israel.
In a rare public appearance, Ernst Uhrlau, head of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency, said Europe had been transformed from an Islamist recruitment and financing centre into a target of Islamist extremism. “In spite of numerous successful hunts for terrorists, the terrorist threat situation has eased only superficially. The bomb attacks in Madrid and London are clear evidence that Europe is no longer just a recruitment and financing area but has become a target of Islamic terrorism,” Uhrlau told a conference on Islamic extremism organised by the American Jewish Congress.
“In the foreseable future international terrorism will remain one of the most serious threats to our society. More than ever before Israel and Europe as a single risk area are caught in the crosshairs of international terrorism,” he said. Unlike the foreign-born members of al Qaeda seen responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, “the terrorists in Europe are homegrown and homemade,” he said.

HT: Non Imprimatur.



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