March 24, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, California, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Islam, Islamofascism, Jews, Koran, Liberals, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments
-By Warner Todd Huston
Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative have launched a new series of bus ads, this time in San Francisco, California, and the results in the media are typical of the distortions constantly thrown at Geller and her ad campaigns.
Without allowing for a response, the San Francisco Examiner, for instance, gave space to attack Geller to one Nathan Lean, editor in-chief of Aslan Media, a left-wing, progressive site dedicated to pushing Muslim issues. Aslan is also heavily influenced by Iran and its Mullahs.
In his March 20 piece, Lean claimed that Geller and partner Robert Spencer “desire to ignite a culture war along faith lines” and equated the pair to Osama bin Laden because both considered themselves “freedom fighters.” Lean also said that Geller-Spencer are supporters of the violence in Britain perpetrated by some members of the English Defense League and that the advertisement campaign is “destroying” the cause of liberty.
Lean also promulgated the known false story that a Youtube video sparked mass terror attacks across the Middle East last year. Absurdly, he linked Geller-Spencer to that video with tangential “evidence.”
March 22, 2013 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, CAIR, CPAC, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islam, Islamofascism, Jews, Koran, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments
-By Warner Todd Huston
Famed anti-jihad activist Pamela Geller made a splash with her appearance at the special Breitbart breakout panel, “The Uninvited,” at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
In true Breitbart fashion, Breitbart News–itself a sponsor of the 2013 CPAC–held its own panel and stocked it with some of those voices that were systematically prevented from officially speaking at the conservative event. Seeking to engage with voices beyond those approved by both the Old Media and the GOP establishment, Breitbart News sponsored “The Uninvited,” a panel featuring topics, experts, and personalities that were absent from CPAC this year.
Of the many outspoken guests, Pamela Geller has a record of raising the hackles of the liberal media and even some on the right that are squeamish of her topics and her command of the facts. Geller didn’t disappoint, either, when it came for her time to speak out that Saturday afternoon.
“Truth is the new hate speech,” Geller proclaimed. She went on to warn the audience of a “stealth jihad” that was being waged against free speech right here in America; a war meant to silence any dissent against sharia law and radical Islam. Geller was incensed noting that this stealth jihad is even being waged on behalf of radical Islam by the American right. She was sad to note that the right is too afraid to speak out for fear of being labeled Islamophobic.
All this, Geller hinted, is one of the reasons she had been barred from being part of the CPAC schedule. She went on to criticize CPAC for silencing this subject matter, something she called a crime.
October 19, 2012 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Children, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Feminism, George W. Bush, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Morals/Sex, Pakistan, President, Progressives, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
With the focus on the horrible job of “moderating” perpetrated by CNN’s Candy Crowley at the latest 2012 presidential debate, it is instructive to take a look back at some of her past work for CNN. For instance, in a 2010 interview with former President George W. Bush, Crowley dismissed Bush’s correct assertion that women are horribly oppressed by the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It is interesting to contrast Crowley’s dismissive attitude about the Taliban’s oppression of women with the story of 14-year-old Malala Yousufazi, the Pakistani teen who stood up to the oppressive Taliban and was shot in the head for her bravery. This story is heartbreaking but let us hope that her example can spur others to activism against the evils of radical Islam.
But, it seemed in her interview with President Bush that Crowley didn’t think the oppression of women by the Taliban was any worse than that of any other nation!
(At 1:50 into the video)
George W. Bush:: I would say that, uh, put yourself in the position of a young girl in Afghanistan and realize that her life will be incredibly brutalized and or thwarted by people like the Taliban. And the fundamental question – Is it worth it? – that’s the question we’ve got to ask. Does it matter to our own national security, or does it matter to our conscience, that women will be mistreated? I argue it does.
And I understand it’s difficult…
Candy Crowley: It is. And women are mistreated in a lot of different parts of the world.
Bush: But nothing like they were during the Taliban.
Notice that Crowley felt it necessary to point out that women are mistreated “in a lot of different parts of the world”? That equivocation really had no bearing on the discussion of the oppression by the Taliban, certainly, but what was she trying to say, here? The impression is that the oppression women face at the hands of the Taliban is no big deal because women are mistreated elsewhere, too.
October 7, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government, Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Liberals, Libya, Media Bias, PCism, President, Progressives, Society/Culture, Taliban, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves.
March 27, 2012 | Filed Under Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Frederick Meekins, Government, Government, Corruption, Islamofascism, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Patriot Act, President, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror | Comments Off
-By Frederick Meekins
Yes. Perhaps this is being posted a bit late. However, the points are still valid. If you are going to be that condescending, perhaps you should be reminded that you seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time online obsessively reading columns and articles of those you snidely dismiss as less accomplished than yourself.
It is said that the only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn anything from history. Following the attack on 9/11, the nation’s leaders as epitomized by the members of Congress joining on the steps of the Capitol in patriotic chorus vowed that they would be vigilant against the laxity of policy and perspective that left the door wide open allowing such a tragedy to transpire in the first place. However, in the decade since then, little has changed in the hearts of many that would prevent an occurrence of similar or greater magnitude from happening again in the future.
Under the auspices of the National Cathedral, an interfaith memorial was to be held in Washington, DC. Since the President and a number of representatives from a variety of religious perspectives were scheduled to speak at the service, the event was billed as and assumed to be one promoting an inclusive brand of diversity and spirituality.
Denial: VP Biden Says Taliban NOT Our Enemy, Obama Official Refuses to Say al Qaeda are ‘Radical Islamists’
December 20, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government, Corruption, History, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Joe Biden, Liberals, Military, President, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
President Obama and his various quislings and underlings still cannot bring themselves to say that the USA is under attack by radical Islamists. This is the self-destructive garbage that comes from the Obama administration every day. This is the kind of stuff that makes of us the “weak horse” that Islamists use to justify their attacks on the US.
We have two examples of this today, one from a representative of the Department of Homeland Security and one from Gaffemaster Joe Biden.
First up, our erstwhile VP. Ol’ Slow Joe Biden told Newsweek’s Leslie Gelb that the Taliban isn’t our enemy, either. You know, despite that we invaded Afghanistan to oust them from power, and all.
Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests.
Next we have assistant defense secretary for homeland defense Paul Stockton refusing to agree with Rep. Dan Lungren’s (R.-Calif.) characterization of al Qaeda as “radical Islamists.”
October 2, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Government, Government, Corruption, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, President, RightPundits.com, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
It’s a good question, isn’t it? On a whole host of questions, too, not just the one that former VP Dick Cheney was referring to on CNN.
On CNN, Cheney was talking about the Predator Drone attack that last week killed al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki and his cohort Samir Khan. Cheney reminded the CNN audience that Obama slammed the Bush administration for “overreacting to 9/11.” And Cheney thought that Obama owed the whole country an apology for his characterization…
Read the rest at RightPundits.com.
September 30, 2011 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, Government, Government, Corruption, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, Osama bin Ladden, Pakistan, President, RightPundits.com, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Death from the skies seems to be Obama’s biggest foreign policy achievement. Since becoming president, Obama has greatly stepped up the use of predator drones and other military ops to kill top al Qaeda officials. He’s killed dozens of them — along with much “collateral damage” in bystanders — with his drone strikes that have taken out nearly the entire top tier of al Qaeda’s and even some of the Taliban’s leadership. But there is a vexing question about this successful campaign to assassinate these terrorists: the anti-war left is wholly silent about it all.
With today’s news of the end to two top al Qaeda operatives, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, ABC News published a list of those terrorists Obama has gacked with his death from the skies campaign. These senior al Qaeda officials tally to some 20 terrorists killed. Most have been with predator drone strikes…
Read the rest at RightPundits.com.
June 23, 2011 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Afghanistan, Air Force, al Qaeda, Army, Barack Obama, Coast Guard, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, GOP, Government, Government, Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, Policy, President, Republicans, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
From the Office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, IL)…
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a pilot in the Air National Guard, issued the following statement on the President’s announced plans in Afghanistan:
“Last month during my trip to Afghanistan, I spoke with generals on the ground who believe we are winning and have turned the corner. The wrong thing to do at this stage would be to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, which will happen if the number of troops withdrawn exceeds the recommendations of our generals. Decisions regarding troop withdrawals must be determined by conditions on the ground, not political timelines.
“Stability in Afghanistan remains a top priority in the interest of our national security. History will judge us by the decisions we made to ensure the safety of our men and women overseas and of our country during this critical time. Our mission must be about the long-term safety of our nation, not the next election – this is something we cannot lose sight of.”
June 22, 2011 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Air Force, al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Coast Guard, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government, Government, Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Jobs, Liberals, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, President, Security/Safety, Taliban, Taxes, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
President Barack Obama came before the American people tonight to unleash his latest campaign speech disguised as a foreign policy address. It was a presentation that even Politico calls “boring and predictable, balanced to please critics,” and one that “did not change the debate about the war.” But, one thing does seem like news. Obama never used the word victory and he also said we’d negotiate with the Taliban – an enemy he annoyingly insists on calling the Tahleebahn.
One singular theme emerged from this speech. Apparently, to President Obama, “victory” does not mean a win, but it only means a settling with negotiations with our enemies. Very Chamberlainesque, isn’t it?
But there were quite a few odd statements made by the president tonight. One was his claim that Usamma bin Laden was the “only leader al Qaeda has ever known.” This is absurd. There have been dozens of al Qaeda leaders and we killed many of them long before we finally got to bin Laden.
June 5, 2011 | Filed Under Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Anti-Semitism, Barack Obama, China, Christianity, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Egypt, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government, Corruption, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Judaism, Koran, Lebanon, Liberals, Michael Bresciani, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestinians, President, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Sharia, Society/Culture, State Department, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Rev Michael Bresciani
After the brutal shooting death of Pakistan’s Christian Minister Shabbaz Bhatti for his opposition to ‘blasphemy laws’ the persecution and murders of Christians continues unabated in Pakistan and other Muslim countries. Is this what the west is supposed to tolerate?
Even that lumbering and largely ineffective body known has the UN has voiced its concerns over the brutality and torture by Muslims on young boys in Afghanistan. There, they are sexually molested and severely punished with electric shock and beatings. Is this what we are supposed to tolerate?
In Egypt Christians are being slaughtered and Coptic Churches are being burned to the ground. As the rest of the world watches and President Barack Obama plans to send billions in aide to Egypt, no one seems to mention these human rights violations in the mainstream media. Little wonder that Sarah Palin coined the phrase the ‘lamestream media.” Is this what we are supposed to tolerate?
June 2, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Christianity, Constitution, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Egypt, Foreign Policy, Frank Salvato, Government, Government, Corruption, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Lebanon, Liberals, Libya, Osama bin Ladden, Pakistan, Palestinians, President, Saudi Arabia, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Frank Salvato
We are hearing a great deal about a budding “Democracy movement” spreading throughout the Middle East. Many are calling it an “Arab Spring.” The belief is that after centuries of totalitarian oppression, the Arab street is suddenly pining for more freedom; rebelling against the elitist ruling class of kings, emirs, despots and tyrants. This is most likely true for a great number of those filling the streets of Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Bahrain and myriad other Middle Eastern, predominantly Muslim nations. But there is a less than honorable component amongst the rebellion that simply waits for the “right” to a democratic vote. Contrary to how the idea of a move to Democracy presents, in the volatile Middle East there are elements in play that could make it a move in the wrong direction.
Each and every day we hear the misnomer that the United States of America is a Democracy. We hear it from the average man on the street, the mainstream media and even from those we have elected to office. But the fact of the matter is this: we are not a Democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic. A thorough and convincing exhibit of the facts surrounding this reality is presented in Notes on Democracy: And the Republic for Which It Stands. The fact that this issue is even in need of address is a scathing commentary on the constitutional illiteracy of the American electorate and serves as a sobering reminder that, often times, what sounds good – what “feels good” – isn’t always as it presents.
The distinction – between the benefits of a Democracy and a Constitutional Republic – is incredibly important, and while some describe our nation as a Democracy in an error of ignorance, others – some with schemes of political opportunism – do so with a nefarious purpose and bad intentions.
May 26, 2011 | Filed Under Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Anti-War, Barack Obama, Censorship, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government, Government, Corruption, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Military, Patriotism, PCism, President, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
This week President Obama revealed his latest attempt to control the media, the Internet, and the information revealed to the people of the United States by creating a new “press” office of sorts, an Obama ministry of truth, if you will. Obama’s grandiose name for this new office is the Progressive Media & Online Response department. Also named was its new director, Jesse Lee. Lee, it turns out, has an interesting connection to one of the most outrageous anti-American, anti-military media efforts in recent memory.
Jesse Lee, you see, is married to Nita Chaudhary, one of the people responsible for the 2007 MoveOn.org newspaper ad that maligned General David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”
That’s right, the guy that President Obama has chosen to “correct” the Internet and media and to relay the president’s “truth” is connected to one of the most anti-American, anti-military, left-wing activist groups in America. Lee and his wife are typical, hardcore, leftist extremists yet now they are in the People’s House with Lee responsible to “correct” the people themselves when they dare to question The One.
May 24, 2011 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Congress, Foreign Policy, Hamas, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Judaism, Palestinians, Peter Roskam, Republicans, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, 6th District)…
As I watched the President’s Middle East speech last week, I was pleased to see him affirm America’s support for human rights in the Arab world in light of the Arab Spring.
However, his comments on prerequisites that Israel must offer for peace were downright troubling – and sided squarely against Israel on future peace negotiations. America has always enjoyed a special relationship with Israel, and we simply can’t afford to let this Administration change that.
As the President prepared his speech, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and I penned an op-ed in Politico calling for the halting of U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority, now that Hamas is an official partner of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas is a terrorist organization responsible for the death of both Americans and Israelis, and committed to Israel’s destruction.
We need to stand with Israel and stand up to terror.
May 2, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Government, Guantanamo Bay, Islam, Islamofascism, Military, Pakistan, President, Sharia, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
There are very few times when we should celebrate the death of a human being. Serial killers and child rapists certainly qualify as ones whose deaths we might feel disposed to celebrate without much fear of moral qualms. Terrorist Osama bin Ladden is another one.
When tyrants fall it is always a good thing. Muamar Gaddhafi, Ida Amin, Castro, Che Guevara, Nicolae Ceaușescu, when monsters like this have finally been removed from this earth we are all better off. Though he did not lead a nation, Osama bin Ladden was, indeed, a tyrant.
Late on May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama gave the world the best news. Osama bin Ladden has been killed by American Special Forces near Islamabad, Pakistan.
Like the coward he is, he used a woman to hide behind as he tried to run away from American forces. He couldn’t even go out like a man.
Osama bin Ladden’s ideology is not dead, however. His ideals are still out there pushing to enslave the world. Radical Islam has not been cowed. This murderous, inhuman disease of a belief system is still alive and well, if wounded.
Spit upon bin Ladden, nay he rot forever in hell. But don’t imagine we have won this war against Islam.
Lastly, let us remember here that the intel that led to this wonderful outcome came from terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This is important to remember. It is important to understand that the leftists that have wanted that facility closed would have seriously hampered this great victory over al Qaeda.
March 13, 2011 | Filed Under Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Florida, Government, Government, Corruption, House of Representatives, Islam, KKK, Liberals, PCism, Race, Religion, Security/Safety, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments
-By Warner Todd Huston
My friend Kerry Picket of the Washington times was involved in a little tête-à-tête with a foul-tempered, arrogant Democrat member of congress that is just so typical of how these hatemongers on the left attempt to shut down debate, call conservatives racists, and act like petulant children in general that it must be highlighted.
Picket interviewed Democrat Al Green of Texas after a recent Homeland Security committee meeting last week. At that meeting, Green absurdly claimed that the KKK was just as dangerous at al Qaeda and insisted that all this worrying over radical Islam was misplaced.
Picket tried to engage this distempered fool on the subject after the meeting and his hectoring, overbearing, dissociative reply was something to behold.
February 12, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, Africa, al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Egypt, Foreign Policy, Frank Salvato, Government, Corruption, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, President, Religion, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Frank Salvato
In 2008, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, was quoted as saying, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” As stunningly opportunistic as that statement was to many, it was, at least, a transparently honest statement that defined the tactics used by the White House during the first two years of the Obama Administration. And while those of us who are politically aware here in the United States came to see that tactic bring to fruition a sea-change of initiatives, our political and ideological trials and tribulations pale in comparison to what is happening in the Middle East today.
I bring up Mr. Emanuel’s admission regarding crisis because it is cogent to the events happening in Tunisia, Jordan and, especially, Egypt. With pro-democracy and anti-dictatorial movements taking to the streets in protest of what they see as heavy-handed totalitarianism – albeit to a much lesser extent in Jordan than in the other locales, the world is witnessing a level of chaos that can only exist where there is a void in national cohesion; a void of accepted leadership. It is this void that serves as the opportunity for nefarious forces to exploit the “crisis.”
Perhaps most notably in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is calculating its actions carefully; waiting in the wings but for their call to take to the streets in support of the protesters. The Muslim Brotherhood, one of the quintessential organizations within the realm of radical Islam, was the organization that gave birth to al Qaeda. In fact, al Qaeda’s number two, Ayman al Zawahiri, was a high-level member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood before embarking on a reign of terror, murder and oppression with Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.
December 31, 2010 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Democrats/Leftists, Islam, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Military, PCism, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Does anyone on the left understand right and wrong? Do any of them understand that some things humans do are morally reprehensible or is everything relative? If we could find one that understands it, it certainly won’t be Colman McCarthy. We can say this because this week the former Washington Post columnist and current director for the farcical Washington-based “Center for Teaching Peace” said that he “admires” people who “join armies” and, revealing his moral ignorance, he said he even admires those that join the Taliban’s “army.”
In a recent Washington Post piece meant to convince people that the U.S. Army is evil and that ROTC programs should be eliminated from our nation’s universities, McCarthy made the startling admission of his admiration for the Taliban’s murderous minions. And, like most leftists, he tried to dress up his admiration for immoral actions by cloaking it in the left’s favorite vehicle for misdirection: nuance.
Like most leftists McCarthy tries to split hairs saying that he isn’t “anti-soldier” by being anti-U.S. Army. He says he “admires soldiers” but just hates their work. Of course, it isn’t possible to love the troops and hate everything they do, but that is a leftist’s illogic writ large.
December 21, 2010 | Filed Under 9/11, Alan Caruba, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Policy, Government, Government, Corruption, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, Policy, President, Society/Culture, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Western Civilization | Comments Off
-By Alan Caruba
Muhammad, the self-proclaimed prophet of Allah, died in 632 AD. As historian James Carroll notes in his forthcoming book about Jerusalem, “The next year, only two years after the Byzantine Christians had reconquered Jerusalem…a mounted force of Bedouin fighters who revered the Prophet’s memory invaded the Byzantine-controlled territory of Palestine, near Gaza.” They called themselves Muslims.
Only five years after Muhammad’s death, Umar ibn al-Khattab, his successor “led tribal bands as one army, quickly taking control of lands from Iraq to Egypt.” In 637 AD, “Muslim forces laid siege to Jerusalem.” With the exception of a brief period in the twelfth century, Muslim rule of Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews and Christians, “would last one and a third millennia until 1917.”
A recent survey taken in Islamic countries by the Pew Research foundation revealed that a majority in the Muslim world still favor cutting off hands for theft, stoning people to death for adultery, and insist that Islam play a major role in politics. What many in the West still fail to understand is that the grip of Islam and its seventh century mindset remains fully intact for many of the more than a billion Muslims worldwide.
December 17, 2010 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Government, Corruption, Guantanamo Bay, Illinois State Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Mark Kirk, Military, President, Regulation, Religion, Security/Safety, Senate, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
Senator Mark Kirk (R, IL) is raising a red flag over the defense bill because the Democrat led House of Representatives and Democrat led Senate has slipped in a provision that would allow accused terrorists to be housed in prisons in the interior of the United States.
In an apparent effort to get around the President’s decision to ignore his own deadline to shut down the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba terrorist detention facility, the Democrat leadership included the provision in order to give terrorists and detainees in Guantanamo a place to go so that the Cuba-based facility can eventually — and sooner rather than later — be shut down.
Senator Kirk blew the whistle on this horrible idea and vowed to put a hold on the defense bill until that part gets stripped. Kirk appeared on Chicago’s WLS radio and told hosts Don and Roma why he wanted to put the bill on hold.
September 16, 2010 | Filed Under 9/11, Afghanistan, Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Army, Barack Obama, Chemical Weapons, Christianity, Coast Guard, Democrats/Leftists, Egypt, Europe, Foreign Countries, Guantanamo Bay, Hamas, Hezbollah, History, Iran, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Israel, Jews, Judaism, Lebanon, Liberals, Marines, Military, Movies, National Guard, Navy, Newt Gingrich, Nuclear Bomb, Pakistan, Palestinians, Patriotism, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, Turkey, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
In Washington D.C. on Sept. 12 I attended the star studded premiere of the new film America at Risk: The War With No Name, featuring Newt and Callista Gingrich and a dozen well respected experts on the subject of the War on Terror. The event was held at the Newseum, a block or so from the National Mall.
America At Risk clearly reveals the dangers that radical Islam still presents to American security and safety. We are still at war with radical Islam and it is a war we are at best treading water on and at worst actually losing. The biggest problem, according to the film, is our current president. Obama refuses even to recognize that we are at war and is constantly undermining our past efforts and leaving us open for future attack.
In fact, the movie makes a strong case that the U.S.A. doesn’t even have a serious global strategy to fight radical Islam and that the only reason we haven’t had a new major attack is because we’ve been lucky more than we’ve been good at preventing them. The film says that it isn’t a matter of “if” we get hit again, but when.
September 11, 2010 | Filed Under 9/11, Afghanistan, Australia, Britain, Canada, Europe, Foreign Countries, France, Germany, History, Iraq, Islam, Islamofascism, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off
This morning, as we begin to observe the terrible day of September 11, 2001, let us not fall into mere rote actions and unthinking memorial. We cannot forget that this is not some long past, historical situation that we can comfortably relegate to remembrance on a single day of the year, the rest of our days to go on as if it is but a distant memory. We must keep at the forefront of our minds that we are still in extent danger of another 9/11 at any time and it is only because of the hard and dangerous work that our men and women in uniform are doing every single day that keeps the next towering inferno from our TV screens. The inhuman enemy that caused those Towers to fall, those planes to tumble from the sky, are still out there planning anew. 9/11 is fresh still. Let us remember with a keen pang of loss and rage lest we complacently imagine we are back to a 9/10 world when we are not.
Let us now take a moment to remember those innocents who lost their lives so unexpectedly ad illegitimately that day. And let us thank the many thousands of our first responders who risked it all by jumping immediately to give aid to their fellows.
Let us also pause to remember the many men and women of our armed forces who have lost their precious lives fighting this evil connected to those that perpetrated 9/11 on this peace-loving nation of ours. May their dear sacrifice not be in vain.
Finally, let us also remember those of other nations that lost their lives as they stood boldly beside us in the pursuit of the end of this evil. Those British citizens, Canadians, Australians, Germans, French, Afghan, Iraqi, all those stalwart friends who stood beside us yelling “no more,” and demanding that radical Islam be caged.
9/11 is in our hearts and minds and we say with a unified voice, never again.
Muslim Soldier Refuses Deployment: Won’t be Part of Any War ‘U.S. Army would conceivably participate in’
September 8, 2010 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Anti-War, Army, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Government, Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Military, Patriotism, Religion, Selwyn Duke, Taliban, Terrorism, War on Terror | Comments Off
-By Selwyn Duke
Twenty-year-old Naser Abdo joined the U.S. Army more than a year ago. Now that it’s time to be sent to Afghanistan, however, he’s having second thoughts. He is refusing deployment, claiming conscientious-objector status.
Has Pfc. Abdo suddenly developed an aversion to all war? Hardly. Here are his reasons, as reported by WSMV Nashville:
…he said he now believes Islamic standards would prohibit his service in the U.S. Army in any war.
According to documents provided to The Associated Press, Abdo cited Islamic scholars and verses from the Quran as reasons for his decision to ask for separation from the Army.
“I realized through further reflection that God did not give legitimacy to the war in Afghanistan, Iraq or any war the U.S. Army would conceivably participate in,” he wrote.
. . . “This is not about proving a point; it’s about maintaining true to my Islamic faith and maintaining true to the American values,” said Abdo.
Now, I would have a bit of a problem with any soldier who, after enlisting in the military, using resources during the course of his training and collecting a salary, suddenly has pangs of conscience when it’s time to do the job for which he voluntarily signed up. But, as Fort Campbell (where Abdo has been assigned) representatives have said, they “recognize that even in our all-volunteer force, a soldier’s moral, ethical and religious beliefs are subject to change over time.” Thus, if Abdo had become an across-the-board pacifist, I might be able to manage a smidgeon of sympathy. (I would, however, still expect him to be required to pay back every cent the army expended during the course of his training.) But a change to a mindset that “would prohibit his service in the U.S. Army in any war” is a different matter altogether. And, although it’s hardly necessary, let’s place this in further perspective.
August 25, 2010 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, 9/11, Christianity, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Liberals, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
For 20 years or more the left has initiated a steady campaign to destroy the free expression of religion in America. From attacking on government property any Christmas Nativity scenes, crosses or portraits of Jesus, to summarily eliminating prayer in school, even to go so far as to prevent kids who speak at graduation exercises from mentioning God, groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State have mercilessly attacked religion. As these groups have made to eliminate religion in America the left generally has been more than supportive. But now with its assumption of a persecution of Islam in America, the left has come alive in a paradoxical support of Muslims expressing their religion in America.
No better example of the left’s hypocrisy over religion can be seen but this Ground Zero Mosque situation. The left has in one voice come alive with a sudden love with the freedom of religion clause of our First Amendment, quite despite its decades-long, wholesale effort to ignore, if not express outright hostility to, that very clause.
But it isn’t just the Ground Zero Mosque that is finding a quixotic support from the left. It is, in fact, all of Islam that is being embraced as a true expression of Americanness everywhere.
August 24, 2010 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Foreign Countries, Government, Government, Corruption, Islam, Liberals, Military, President, Taliban, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
If one can believe a word Senator John Kerry (D, Mass) says, the United States is launching efforts to negotiate with Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan.
“I can report without being specific that there are efforts under way. They are serious and I completely agree with that fundamental premise — and so does General [David] Petraeus and so does President Obama — there is no military solution,” Kerry told NPR. “And there are very active efforts now to seek an appropriate kind of political settlement.”
So that means that Obama is willing to negotiate with terrorists that kill little girls for wanting to go to school, kill people for listening to music, destroy world art treasures like the Bamyan Buddhas, stone women and gays just because they can, and murder innocent aid workers and doctors.
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