Daily Archives: April 4, 2006

The wages of Christian division

Islam has, throughout the history of its aggression against the West, benefited immensely by, and in many cases cunningly exploited the divisions within the West. Some of the first Byzantine provinces to fall after the Mohammedan Revolution were those, like Egypt and North Africa, whose internal repose had already been shattered by the conflagrations of the great heresies of Christian antiquity. Many Arian, Nestorian, and Donatist communities had been subject to oppressions and persecutions from the Empire in the decades immediately preceding the rise of Islam, and they welcomed the Muslim invader, even, in some cases, collaborated with him. The rabble of the People’s Crusade ravaged the Anatolian countryside — populated, by and large, by Greek Christians — before succumbing to the Turkish counterattack. The Crusader Bohemund, who betrayed his oath of fealty to the Emperor, made himself Prince of Antioch and never marched with the rest to Jerusalem, later returned to Rome and convinced the Pope that the real enemies of the Latin West were the Byzantines. His intrigues in the Vatican were as damaging to the endurance of Christendom as anything the Turks ever did.

When Constantinople was besieged in 1453, there were many Greek Christians among the Sultan’s legions (and some few Turks among the city’s defenders). A Christian engineer oversaw the construction of the guns that broke the city’s great walls. The Venetians squabbled with the Genoese, and only sent a relief convoy after it was too late (though many individual Venetians and Genoese fought valiantly to the end). It is estimated that when she finally fell to Mehmet II, the great capital of Eastern Christianity, which had stood for eleven and a half centuries, could summon only a mere four thousand men to defend her.Even at our great victory at Lepanto, the unity of the Christian forces was achieved only by extraordinary efforts, and by the extraordinary leadership of Don John of Austria.

You can read it all at Enchiridion Militis

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Looks like the March 11th bombings have another kind of authors

La nota que no llegó al juez: "ETA se encuentra detrás de la comisión de los atentados del 11 de marzo"

El Chino.

Dos años después de la matanza del 11-M, el juez Del Olmo ha exigido que se le remitan "cuantos efectos, objetos, vestigios, piezas de convicción o cualquier otro elemento que se haya obtenido en el curso de las investigaciones por los atentados del 11 de marzo y el 3 de abril de 2004". El Mundo desvela ahora que la Comisaría de Telesforo Rubio ha ocultado al magistrado una nota en la que un confidente desvela que un primo de El Chino dijo que "ETA se encuentra detrás de la comisión de los atentados acontecidos el pasado día 11 de marzo de 2004, al haber entregado cantidades de droga para que éstos a su vez pagaran al individuo que facilitó los explosivos". El primo de El Chino se encuentra detenido en Marruecos por lo que ha sido imposible poder verificar las confidencias de Omar. Pero este mismo confidente ha informado de otra serie de cuestiones relativas a los atentados que han sido verficadas y coinciden con otras pruebas del mismo sumario

The photo that appears above belongs to "the Chinese", one of the presumed terrorists of the March 11th bombings who presumably committed suicide in Leganes.

Translation: Two years after the March 11th attacks, the Judge Del Olmo has demanded the police to hand him over "any efects, objects, vestiges, conviction pieces or any other element that has been obtained in the investigations that are held about the March11th and April 3rd bombings". El Mundo [a Spanish newspaper very active in the investigation; article not free, in Spanish] now reveals that the Police Station of Telesforo Rubio [a policeman who prepared his declaration before the March 11th Parliamentary Comission in the Socialist's Gobelas seat] has concealed the Judge a note in which a confident assures that a cousin of The Chinese said "ETA is behind the March 11th terrorists attacks. It was ETA who supplied the drugs with which they were paying the people who supplied the explosives". The Chinese's cousin is now detained in Morocco so it has been impossible to verify the Omar's testimony. But he has informed about a lot of other relevant deeds related to the attacks all of which have been found to be true.

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Did UBS help the Mullahs’ nuclear ambitions?

The Swiss bank UBS has become the latest casualty of raging "Iran fever" (¿? Sounds a little bit ironic and despective, doesn't it?) on Capitol Hill after key congressmen stepped up allegations that it had helped finance the Mullahs' nuclear ambitions in breach of US sanctions, and that it had once banked for Osama Bin Laden. Dana Rohrabacher, the chairman of a congressional inquiry into off-shore banking and terrorism, is mulling further hearings to determine whether UBS endangered world security by helping Iran through the illegal transfer of $440m (£253m) in US bank-notes in the 1990s.

"Iran at that time was facing a credit crunch. If the US was trying to restrict Iran's flow of income, but UBS was working to supplement it through loans and credits, then it seems to me the bank was working directly against the interests of the country that acted as one of the most important sources of business," he said in congressional hearings.

"Worse, UBS transferred US banknotes to Iran in violation of the very programme they were entrusted to run," he said.

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The Hamas dream

In an interview with the Chinese news agency, Xinhua, al-Zahar spoke about his “dream of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it.”

“I hope that our dream of having an independent state on the entire territory of historical Palestine will be realized one day.” This dream, he added, “will become real one day. I’m certain of this because there is no place for the state of Israel on this land.

Oh, yeah, and France negotiating with them…

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1st time Kuwaiti women vote

Gateway Pundit has the wonderful news. Here are some photos:

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But of course there are people that think that theKuwaiti State has become far too progressive. I see those women that can barely see the lists in which their names are listed to vote and, yes, far too progresive is what they are indeed.

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What is the crime of the Estonian soldier?

From Brussels Journal:

An Estonian soldier on his way home after having served with the coalition forces in Afghanistan, was arrested in the United Arab Emirates and will be flogged. Andrei Korol was accused of being drunk and harassing a local policewoman while he was in transit at Sharjah international airport where they “make your life easy.”

The incident happened on 23 February. There were no witnesses of the alleged harassment. Korol’s comrades say that he was so tired and drunk that most of the time at the airport he was napping. UAE law does not allow locals to drink at all while foreigners can do it only in certain designated areas.

A court sentenced the Estonian sergeant major to a one month jail sentence for drinking and had him choose between either three months in jail or 80 lashes with a whip (which could be fatal). His lawyer says Korol chose flogging. He has already spent more than a month in a local jail.

Estonia has soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The soldiers are there for six months on a voluntary basis. The incident involving Andrei Korol has elicited severe criticism of the Estonian government. Some say Estonia is failing to provide protection to members of its armed forces from a so-called ally. Some are indignant at sharia laws. Others, however, criticise the Estonian army leadership for the lack of discipline among soldiers who are not on duty.

 From Yahoo News:

The Egyptian policewoman, who works at the airport of the emirate of Sharjah, alleged that Andrie Carol tried to rape her as she slept in the ladies staff room during a break, the English-language Khaleej Times said.

The newspaper quoted the soldier as saying from his prison cell that he had been very tired and had drunk excessively when the purported incident occurred during a recent stopover at Sharjah airport on his way home from Afghanistan.

"The only thing I can remember is that I wanted to go to the men's toilet and I asked somebody who pointed to the room and I just went in. I did not have any intention of raping or touching any woman," Carol said.

"I'm not a bad guy. It is only my bad luck that landed me in trouble. I didn't know that alcohol consumption is forbidden during the transit hours at the airport," he said.

A Sharjah police official was quoted as accusing the soldier of failing to respect the culture and religion of the UAE, a Muslim country.

The first hearing in the case was held on Saturday at a Sharjah court, during which the policewoman reportedly said she was not sure of Carol's identity as she had "just run away" when the alleged harassment occurred.

Notes:

a) if he really intended to rape this woman and it's proved, he is rapist and has to be sanctioned accordingly.

b) BUT we have to read carefully these words that are referred to the fact that he was not sober:

Sharjah police official was quoted as accusing the soldier of failing to respect the culture and religion of the UAE, a Muslim country.

Very good reason. BUT when the same Muslims come here, a great part do not respect OUR culture or religion. Is that fair? Anyone objecting the use of the principle called reciprocity? No, we just do campaign not talking about that.

Is this fair?  

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Holland: politicians believe a harsh tone is being used in inmigration

Seven senior political figures from different parties have come together to express alarm at what they believe to be the harsh tone in the debate about the relationship between native Dutch people and residents from immigrant backgrounds. The politicians warn Dutch society may become divided if something isn't done to promote a dialogue between the groups.

They are to present the manifesto "Eén land, één samenleving" (one land, one society) to the chairpersons of the youth wings of most of the main Dutch political parties in the The Hague on Tuesday.

The figures behind the initiative include former Liberal Party leader Hans Dijkstal, former junior minister Jos van Kemenade (Labour – PvdA), former D-66 minister Jan Terlouw, former MP Mohammed Rabbae (GroenLinks) and Anja Meulenbelt, a Socialist Party Senator.

"We have to combine our forces," Rabbae said on Monday. "If we do nothing we could be faced with major conflicts and collisions."

The seven have expressed concern about what they see as the "threatened emotional alienation" between native Dutch people and Muslims in the Netherlands.

Rabbae said his contacts with Muslims indicated to him how great the divisions had become since the terrorist attacks in the US on September 11. "The Netherlands was always a country of tolerance and freedom, but we are gradually becoming the pariah of Europe." Continue reading

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