King Abdulblah Giggles Into Hand

And Muslims have the nerve to lie and say there is no compulsion in religion. Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars.

Forcing Islam on a person is not necessarily done with the blade of a sword. It’s pretty hard to say no to a religion that takes away every element of your own religion. Very difficult for persecuted Christians to be firm in their Faith after years and years of this abuse. That’s why so many have given up and just submitted over the centuries. And then it only takes one or two generations to forget that they ever were Christians in the first place. In this way, Christians lose their Faith twice: first by force and then secondly by being robbed of their ancestral heritage. I can only imagine how exhausting–emotionally, mentally and spiritually–it must be to have to be on your toes and looking over your shoulder every second of the day, never knowing when you have your home searched and razed, be fired from a job, hauled in and out of jails, and being subjected to humiliation and even torture. Only the very strongest of human beings can endure it.

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Saudi Arabia to Deport 15 Christians
August 4, 2008

The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saudi Arabia is deporting 15 Christians on Tuesday, August 5th, for holding private worship meetings in a house in the city of Taif.

On Friday, April 25, twelve Saudi Arabian police raided a house where 16 Christians were holding a prayer meeting. The first officer to enter the house after breaking down the main gate pointed a pistol at the Christians and ordered them to hand over their resident permits and mobile phones. The other 11 police followed quickly and started searching the entire house. They confiscated an electronic drum set, an offering box with 500 Saudi Riyal in it ($130), 20 bibles, and a few Christian books.

The police initially accused the Christians of preaching the Bible and singing. They later changed the charge to holding a “dance party” and collecting money to support terrorism.

During the raid, the police mocked, questioned and harassed the Christians for four hours. Then they took them to a police station where the head of the station interrogated them. The head of the police then wrote down their “statements” in Arabic and forced the Christians, who are immigrants and not able to read or write Arabic, to sign the statements.

After the interrogations, the Christians were incarcerated and held incommunicado. After three days, the Christians were finally released on April 27, 2008 at 8 PM.

Upon release, one of the Christians permanently departed the country. The others, thinking that their ordeal was over, went back to their daily lives and work but soon received letters demanding that they leave the country immediately.

The arrested Christians are hard working people who came to Saudi Arabia to improve their lives and to contribute to the economic growth of the country. The Saudi officials’ decision to deport them for practicing their faith is despicable.

The decision to deport them runs contrary to recent attempts to portray the kingdom as a beacon of reconciliation among Christians, Muslims, Jews and others. Three weeks ago, Saudi Arabia hosted an interfaith conference in Madrid, Spain. During the conference that took place from July 16-19, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called for reconciliation among various religions.

Jeff King, ICC’s President, said, “Deporting Christians for worshipping in their private homes shows that King Abdullah’s speech is mere rhetoric and his country is deceiving the international community about their desire for change and reconciliation.”

Mohammedans vs. Mohammedans

I’ve often said, in response to liberal pansies who excuse Islamic violence against the West on being “poor and frustrated” and “bad Western policies” and “Western decadence”, that even if the Muslims had no non-Muslims left in the world to fight, they would still not have peace. The radical Muslims claim that when Islam dominates the whole earth there will be peace. This is a lie. Without non-Muslims, Muslims would simply turn against each other. Thanks to the teachings of their cult, and the brainwashing by their imams that teach Muslims hatred and bigotry from the cradle, they simply don’t know how to live without exorting to bullying and thug tactics. Like bullies on the playground, they invent conflicts by prodding and harassing, and resolve these conflicts with pushing, shoving and eventually real physical violence. We have seen it over and over and over. One could say Muslims are wired for conflict. Not by direct fault of their own, for all human beings are created by God to love and to be loved, but the brainwashing of Islam has made them irrational and incapable of peaceful co-existence…even with each other.

Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

By AHMED MOHAMED, Associated Press Writer 6 minutes ago

The attacks prompted French organizers to canceled the 2008 Dakar Rally, a famous transcontinental car and motorcycle race that brought pride and foreign currency into the country.

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – Army officers staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday and detained the president and prime minister, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in the desert country in more than 20 years.

The coup in Africa’s newest oil producer took place after the president and prime minister fired the country’s top four military officials.

A brief announcement read over state television said the new “state council” will be led by presidential guard chief Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. It gave no other details.

President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was being held by renegade soldiers at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, according to presidential spokesman Abdoulaye Mamadouba. Soldiers also detained Prime Minister Yahya Ould Ahmed Waqef, he said.

State radio and television went off air and witnesses said soldiers were deployed throughout the capital. No violence was immediately reported.

Straddling the western edge of the Sahara desert, Arab-dominated Mauritania, with a population of 3.4 million, has been wracked by more than 10 coups or attempted coups since independence from France in 1960.

While most of its people live on about $5 a day, oil reserves were discovered in Mauritania in 2006.

Abdallahi’s civilian government took control from a military junta, which seized power in a 2005 coup and stepped down after 2007 elections.

No official reason was given for firing the military officials, announced early Wednesday. Among those fired was army chief staff Gen. Mohamed Ould Sheikh Mohamed. [MV: Should have seen that coming.]

In recent weeks, lawmakers have accused Abdallahi of corruption and poor governance, and 69 of the country’s 95 parliament members called for his resignation.

Lawmaker Mohammed Al Mukhtar told the Arab satellite television station Al-Jazeera by telephone that many people were supporting the takeover attempt. He described the government as “an authoritarian regime” and asserted the president had “marginalized the majority in parliament.”

The U.S. embassy urged Americans in Mauritania “to exercise extreme caution to assure their safety. They should remain at home or where they are for the rest of the day” and avoid crowds.

Spokesman Romain Nadal said France’s Foreign Ministry was in contact with French embassy officials in Nouakchott and that measures have been taken to protect the safety of French citizens living there.

The bloodless 2005 coup, when Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall seized power, was widely popular, for many Mauritanians had grown tired of the 21-year rule of former dictator Maaoya Sid’Ahmed Ould Taya.

Although no junta members ran in the 2007 election, there have been rumors that some in the military were unhappy at being barred from the race. Newspapers also carried stories linking several of the 19 presidential candidates to Taya, now living in exile.

Al-Qaida linked terror groups have also been active in the country, which is one of only three Arab League nations to recognize Israel. Mauritania blamed the 2007 Christmas Eve slaying of four French tourists on a terror group allied with al-Qaida.

Freedom Fighters: Americans Against Hate

I want to start highlighting some great sites, blogs and organizations out there that are doing their great part of fight the onslaught of Islamism through news, commentary and information-sharing. The first one up is Americans Against Hate, founded and directed by Joe Kaufman. AAH doesn’t focus solely on Islamic activities, but since Islam is the most hate-mongering group on the planet right now, it’s fair to say that AAH spends a good amount of time on them. And thank God they do.

Americans Against Hate

About Americans Against Hate
Founded in August of 1998, Americans Against Hate (AAH) is a civil rights organization and terrorism watchdog group, whose goal is to be an active voice against those that spread bigotry and violence. While there are others that claim to do the same – and at times they do – far too many times they are suspiciously silent. Americans Against Hate was formed to fill that void.

There is no question that our focus has changed, since the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Now, more than ever, there is a need for an organization such as ours… to speak out against hatred, even when it is politically incorrect to do so, even when it entails criticisms aimed at certain religious sects.

For far too long the free world has sat back and ignored the violent hatred that was growing within undemocratic nations. We therefore unequivocally support our government’s – and any other willing government’s – war on terrorism.

While we understand that hate has been around since early in man’s existence, we look forward to the day when our organization will be unnecessary and irrelevant, when the world’s inhabitants can truly live in peace with one another. Until then, we will do our best to live up to our name, as Americans Against Hate.

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About Joe Kaufman

Joe Kaufman is the Chairman of Americans Against Hate and the founder of CAIR Watch. He is also an investigative journalist for Frontpage Magazine and the spokesperson for the Terror-Free Oil Initiative. In September of 2003, Joe was invited by Florida Speaker of the House Johnnie Byrd to give expert testimony in front of law enforcement and government representatives at a forum on terrorism and homeland security. Joe has spoken at the conferences of the Intelligence Summit, America’s Truth Forum and Hadassah, and he was the keynote speaker for Islamofascism Awareness Week at UCLA in October of 2007. Joe has been featured on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC and has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio talk shows.

Obama’s Hamas-Linked Muslim Outreach Director Steps Down

It’s doubtful this will pop up on CNN or be touched with a 10-foot pole by Anderson Cooper on his 360 thing.

Don’t act surprised by this. It ain’t the first time Obama’s had campaign people with ties to Islamic radicals.

Full details here.

The Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups.

Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an Internet newsletter wrote about his brief stint on the fund’s board, which also included a fundamentalist imam. [MV: The imam is Jamal Said. Read about him and his hate-mongering, terrorist-involved mosque at the link below.]

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The eight-year-old connection between Mr. Asbahi and Mr. Said was raised last week by the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report, which is published by a Washington think tank and chronicles the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, a world-wide fundamentalist group based in Egypt. Other Web sites, some pro-Republican and others critical of fundamentalist Islam, also have reported on the background of Mr. Asbahi. He is a frequent speaker before several groups in the U.S. that scholars have associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Justice Department named Mr. Said an unindicted co-conspirator in the racketeering trial last year of several alleged Hamas fund-raisers, which ended in a mistrial. He has also been identified as a leading member of the group in news reports going back to 1993.

Mr. Said is the imam at the Bridgeview Mosque in Bridge-view, Ill., outside Chicago.

Read more about the wonderful Mr. Said’s Bridgeview Mosque here

The Moon Cult Fears Prayer

Non-Islamic prayer, that is. I noticed this same thing when His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI visit the Hagia Sophia. He was told ahead that non-Muslims are not allowed to perform any outward signs of prayer while inside “the mosque” (which isn’t a true mosque; it’s a stolen Christian basilica). He was not even allowed to make the sign of the Cross over himself as is the tradition of Catholics to do even before silent prayer.

The Faith That Fears Prayer

by: Michael Medved

After Israel unified Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967, the government foolishly granted Islamic authorities – the Waqf—exclusive control of the Temple Mount. This means that when Jewish or Christian visitors want to connect with the holiest spot of Jewish history, where both Temples once stood, they must submit to the rules of fanatical Islam. When my listener tour of Israeli recently toured the Temple Mount, “minders” from the Waqf followed our every move, confiscating hymnals, bibles, even notebooks, and warning visitors of potential arrest if they dared to pray or recite scriptural verses. It’s possible to visit Christian cathedrals and offer prayers from other traditions, or enter Jewish synagogues and pray or meditate according to your conscience. Only Islamic authorities, even at a Jewish holy site, feel profoundly threatened even by quiet prayers they don’t control.

[OT] Obama, Confused, Asks “Whosajiggawha?”

This just in. Obama has now changed his stance on oil drilling. Read with me:

Barack Obama put forward a broad energy plan Monday designed to end U.S. reliance on imported oil within 10 years and shore up his standing amid a tightening White House race and high-anxiety over gas prices.

Obama’s new proposal, though, includes two significant reversals of positions he has taken in the past: He had steadfastly fought the idea of limited new offshore drilling and was against tapping the nation’s emergency oil stockpile to relieve pump prices that have stubbornly hovered around $4 a gallon.

Obama, who as recently as last month argued against tapping into the petroleum reserve located in caverns in Texas and Louisiana, proposed that the government sell 70 million barrels of oil from its stockpiles and said that releases from the reserve in the past have lowered gas prices within two weeks.

Okay, so once again we have solid proof that he’s a flip-flopping S.O.B. who frankly doesn’t have the first damn clue as to what he’s doing, hence the reason for the constant state of flux in his opinions, views and strategies. Given this latest embarassment–it should be an embarassment, but I predict not only will he not be made to answer for it but his supporters will also just pretend this didn’t happen–is The Golden Calf going to APOLOGIZE to John McCain [and to George Bush, who, despite all discontent, is still our President] for saying this:

Obama said that U.S. politicians have failed for three decades to deal with the energy crisis, and that McCain has been “part of that failure.” He called tapping the petroleum reserves a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

“Like George Bush and Dick Cheney before him,” Obama said of the Arizonan, “he sees more drilling as the answer to all of our energy problems, and like them, he’s found a receptive audience in the very same oil companies that have blocked our progress for so long. In fact, he raised more than one million dollars from big oil just last month.”

Also on Monday, the Obama campaign unveiled a television ad that criticizes McCain’s energy policies. “After one president in the pocket of big oil we can’t afford another,” says the ad, referring to Bush’s previous work in the oil industry.

[OT] Worn Out From Life

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Will the REAL Enemy of Islam Please Stand Up

Our friend Creeping Sharia (I can’t stress enough that this is one of the best anti-jihad blogs on the web–Creeping Sharia cuts straight to the heart of Islamic jihad in America. If you want to stay informed about Islamic activity in our beloved country, you need to read that blog) has posted an excellent article by the Middle East Media Research Insititute (popularly known as MEMRI) that essentially blames Muslims themselves as the real enemy of Islam, which I believe to be 100% true. It’s a great article and very, very useful in dialogue with clueless people who think Islam is a religion of peace, and that Muslims are just acting out because they are poor and frustrated, and that “most” of them love the West and want to live in peaceful co-existence with non-Muslims. Read the whole thing here.

“How many prisoners are locked up in Muslim prisons for their opinions, ideas, and cultural identity? Is it in the spirit of Islam that Muslims are fleeing their homeland for ‘heretical’ countries in order to attain security and live in dignity?… Is it in the spirit of Islam to be silent in the face of the tyranny of rulers? Is it in the spirit of Islam that one family should rule over an entire people? Is it in the spirit of Islam that some Muslim countries abound in magnificent palaces while 60% of their population is illiterate? Is it in the spirit of Islam to turn a blind eye to a billionaire’s several profligate satellite channels, whose programs make a mockery of religion and morality, only because [this billionaire] has [also] launched a religious channel?… The truth is that the biggest enemy of Islam is the Muslims themselves, because they have relinquished all decency in dealing with others, as well as the courage to oppose oppression…” [1]

“The Muslim nations must first and foremost purge themselves of [elements] that use Islam and its teachings as a disguise [i.e.] in order to present their crimes against humanity as jihad in the name of Allah… It is inconceivable that the teachings [of Islam] should justify the murder of dozens, [even] thousands, of innocent people. It is such iniquities that have corrupted the image of Islam in the eyes of non-Muslims…

“[Muslim] nations must adopt the language of reason… in order to deal with the attacks on [Islam], and to wage war against ‘Islamic’ extremism, which has distorted Muslim religious teachings…

Of course, what Muslim nations really need to do is purge themselves of Islam altogether, since it’s impossible to purge themselves of certain “elements” of Islam that are incompatible with human decency and modern civilization. Islam cannot be purged of parts of itself. It is a solid, cohesive entity. You either embrace it in its totality or you reject it in is totality.

China Meets Its Match

UPDATE: Yup, in case anyone had any doubt, jihad is on in China:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022082.php

But the Olympics will likely be safer than any other country with an active jihadist threat, because the Chinese don’t take shit from anyone and they WILL profile:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022083.php

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China, meet Islamic jihad.

Islamic jihad, meet China.

Now that the introductions are over…

I’ve been watching the situation in China since it started getting reported in the mainstream media about every week, mainly since the Beijing Olympics started coming more and more to the public’s attention. There is one major reason that jihad in China is particularly interesting to me. I have a few friends who are living in the States but are native Chinese. All of them told me about a year ago that “there are Muslims who have been in China for more than 500 years and they are completely moderate and totally Chinese. They live like everyone else and the women don’t even wear veils. They have never caused in problems for China.” Since I tend to be a pessimistic person by nature my initial instinct was that this assessment was total bullshit. Not that what my friends were saying wasn’t true, just that they are clueless about the nature of Islamic jihad and ignorant of the true meaning of “moderate” and “peaceful co-existence” when it comes to Islam. I know that Islam is in the world to dominate wherever it is. Period. So I thought it would only be a matter of time before China’s sleeping dragon awoke. And so, it seems that my instinct was right, as we have witnessed for the past few months, leading up to this catastrophe:

Sixteen Chinese policemen have been killed in an attack on a border post in the restive Muslim region of Xinjiang, state media say.Two attackers reportedly drove up to the post in a rubbish truck and threw two grenades, before moving in to attack the policemen with knives.

The attack came four days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games….

Fourteen policemen died at the scene and two on the way to hospital. Another 16 policemen were hurt….

Xinjiang, in the north-west of the country, is home to the Muslim Uighur people. Uighur separatists have waged a low-level campaign against Chinese rule for decades.

Human rights groups say Beijing is suppressing the rights of Uighurs.

The BBC’s Daniel Griffiths in Beijing says China has spoken in the past of what it calls a terrorist threat from Muslim militants in Xinjiang, but it has provided little evidence to back up its claims….

Last week, a senior Chinese army officer warned that Islamic separatists were the biggest danger to the Olympics.

Col Tian Yixiang of the Olympics security command centre told reporters the main threat came from the “East Turkestan terrorist organisation”.

The term is used by the government to refer to Islamist separatists in Xinjiang.

Late last month a group called the Turkestan Islamic Party said it had blown up buses in Shanghai and Yunnan, killing five people.

But China denied that the explosions were acts of terrorism.

The Washington-based IntelCenter, which monitors terrorism communications, said the Turkestan Islamic Party had released a video entitled Our Blessed Jihad in Yunnan.

In it, the group’s leader, Commander Seyfullah, said it was responsible for several attacks and threatened the Olympics.

“The Chinese have haughtily ignored our warnings,” IntelCenter quoted him as saying.

“The Turkestan Islamic Party volunteers… have started urgent actions.”…

These thugs and brutes have made numerous threats against innocent people attending the Olympics. God only knows what will happen in the next week.

Italy: Soldiers Deployed to Fight Street Crime

How bad do you think street crime has to be in order for the military to be called in? Have YOU ever had the military called in to YOUR town to fight street crime? And, note that one of the spots they are deployed is to an immigrant center. Can you guess who these immigrants are? I posted back in April about the appalling number of illegal migrants in Italy that are so hateful and show such disregard for Italian law and western civilization that Italy’s PM called them “an army of evil”. Italy has a serious problem with unchecked illegal immigration of people from North Africa (Libyans and others) who are Muslims (not that the media will tell you this, hoping that most people aren’t smart enough to connect the dots–and guess what? Most people aren’t smart enough) who have a long-standing hatred of the West. Anyway:

ROME – The Defense Ministry says hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in cities across Italy as part of government measures to fight street crime.

In Rome, some 400 men and women are deployed at subway and railway stations and at an immigrant center. They are not expected to be immediately deployed in the capital’s historic center.

In Milan, they are patrolling the Duomo cathedral and sensitive sites such as the U.S. consulate and the synagogue.

Lt. Col. Mario Busi says the deployment of soldiers — 3,000 in total — began Monday and will continue through the week.

The measure proposed by Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s government was approved by parliament last month and will remain in effect for six months.

The Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Bullshit Bans Cats & Dogs

EDIT: Yes, I know this post looks awful. I tried editing it no less than nine times. WordPress is just being screwy tonight. I’m not able to fix it.

This should come as no surprise. I mean, it’s pathetic. But it’s not surprising.

Saudi Capital Bans Sale of Dogs, Cats

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (July 31) – Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia’s Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn’t catch on here.
The solution: Ban selling dogs and cats as pets, as well as walking them in public.
[MV: Since Islamic laws have so many prohibitions that are seemingly aimed at protecting Muslim men (women driving, women being outside their homes without a male relative, women having their face, skin, and hair uncovered, dogs, alcohol…the list goes on) wouldn’t it save everyone a lot of trouble to just ban Muslim men from walking around in public? I mean, they seem to be the ones who can’t cope with life and whose sensibilities are so delicate that all sorts of laws have to be invented to make them comfortable and to keep them from doing bad things, it would be easier to just force them to stay indoors. Wouldn’t it?]
The prohibition went into effect Wednesday in the capital, Riyadh, and authorities in the city say they will strictly enforce it — unlike previous bans in the cities of Mecca and Jiddah, which have been ignored and failed to stop pet sales.
Violators found outside with their pets will have their beloved poodles and other furry companions confiscated by agents of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the official name of the religious police, tasked with enforcing Saudi Arabia’s strict Islamic code.
[MV: Just unbelievable bullshit. Who in their right mind stays in a religion that has a “morality police”? Poor brainwashed and pitifully deceived humans, that’s who.]
The commission’s general manager, Othman al-Othman, said the ban was ordered because of what he called “the rising of phenomenon of men using cats and dogs to make passes at women and pester families” as well as “violating proper behavior in public squares and malls.”
[MV: Here’s my question–in Saudi Arabia the women are required by strict law to always be in the company of a male relative and to have their hair and bodies covered. So, why are Muslim men trying to make passes at them?? Clearly, these women are following Islamic law, are they not? So why doesn’t Saudi Arabia just pass a law that any man caught “making passes at women” should be forced to forfeit his right to be outdoors in public? I mean, the women are apparently trying to be virtuous. It seems to me it’s the Muslim men who lack the self-control to behave themselves. It’s not the fault of the women, the dogs or the cats. It’s Muslim men who lack the ability to control themselves and treat women with respect and dignity.]
“If a man is caught with a pet, the pet will be immediately confiscated and the man will be forced to sign a document pledging not to repeat the act,” al-Othman told the Al-Hayat newspaper. “If he does, he will be referred to authorities.” The ban does not address women.
[MV: This is all so silly. It reads like a satire. Only it’s real! Islam is so clearly the dumbest fucking religion on the planet.]
The Saudi-owned Al-Hayat announced the ban in its Wednesday edition, saying it was ordered by the acting governor of Riyadh province, Prince Sattam, based on an edit from the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars and several religious police reports of pet owners harassing women and families. Commission authorities often do not formally announce to the public new rules that they intend to implement. Officials from the commission and Riyadh city government could not be reached for comment Thursday, which is a weekend day in Saudi Arabia. The English-language Arab News reported on the ban Thursday.
So far, the prohibition did not appear to have any effect in Riyadh. It’s extremely rare, anyway, to see anyone in the capital walking a dog — much less carrying a cat in public — despite the authorities’ claims of flirtatious young men luring girls with their pets in malls.
[MV: That’s because dogs are not halal in the Islamic religion. Technically it’s just their saliva that’s haram, but many Muslims won’t have them around altogether. Dogs are just another thing that offends Muslims. Is there anything that doesn’t offend Muslims? If you think of something, post me a comment.]
Salesmen at a couple of Riyadh pet stores said Thursday they did not receive any orders from the commission banning the sale of pets. Cats and dogs were still on display.
“I didn’t hear of the ban,” said Yasser al-Abdullah, a 28-year-old Saudi nurse, who was at one pet store with his 3-month-old collie, Joe. Al-Abdullah, who also owns an 8-month-old Labrador, said a couple of Western friends had been told to get off the streets by the religious police for walking their dogs.
“I won’t allow the commission to take my dogs from me,” he said.
[MV: Oh really, Pancho? Whachu gonna do about it? I mean, really. Such a statement is so preposterous. No Muslim can defy or even question Islam or Islamic rules and regulations. Keep dreaming, Panchito.]
The religious police prowl streets and malls throughout the kingdom, ensuring unmarried men and women do not mix, confronting women they feel are not properly covered or urging men to go to prayers.
[MV: Again, so satirical. They are prowling the streets in search of evil men with dogs and cats out to corrupt the morals and virtue of Muslim women and families. But I bet those same men would be lauded as heroes if they like, flew a plane into an American building.] 
They also often make attempts to plug the few holes in the strict gender segregation that innovations bring. In 2004, for example, they tried to ban cameras on cell phones, fearing that men and women would exchange pictures of each other — though the prohibition was quickly revoked.
[MV: LOL. (rolls @@ eyes)]
There was no word whether commission authorities intend to expand the dog and cat ban beyond the capital. The prohibition may be more of an attempt to curb the owning of pets, which conservative Saudis view as a sign of corrupting Western influence, like the fast food, shorts, jeans and pop music that have become more common in the kingdom.
Although it has never been common to own pets in the Arab world, it’s becoming increasingly fashionable among the upper class in Saudi Arabia and other countries such as Egypt.
In Islamic tradition, dogs are shunned as unclean and dangerous, though they are kept for hunting and guarding. In large cities around the Middle East, stray dogs are considered pests.
[MV: Dogs are man’s best friends, you backwards morons.]
The ban on cats is more puzzling, since there’s no similar disdain for them in Islamic tradition.
One of the Prophet Muhammad’s closest companions was given the name Abu Huraira, Arabic for “the father of the kitten,” because he always carried a kitten with him and a number of traditional stories of the prophet show Muhammad encouraging people to treat cats well.
[MV: Huraira probably used the poor little thing for sexual purposes.]

Olmert Resigns: Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya Where the Good Lord Split Ya

This just in. Ehud Olmert–quite possibly the worst Prime Minister to ever be foisted upon the State of Israel–is resigning. Thank GOD. I only hope someone worse doesn’t take his place. Olmert is a full-blown dhimmi and spineless and a coward and not a good Jew. The Israelis right now simply cannot handle another PM of Olmert’s sub-standard kind. Ideally I would love to see another Golda Meir for Israel but I’ll settle for a Benjamin Netanyahu type.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
they that love thee shall prosper.
Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will say now,
peace be within thee.
For the sake of the House of the Lord our God I will seek thy good. “

                              — Psalm 122

Israeli PM to resign, won’t run in party primary
JERUSALEM – Facing burgeoning corruption allegations and plummeting popularity, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing Israel into political turmoil and raising doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians and Syria.

Olmert said he would not run in his party’s primary election Sept. 17 and would step down afterward to allow his successor to form a government. But because of Israel’s political system, he could serve until well into next year.

His decision will end a long public career that has been clouded by allegations of corruption that have battered him in recent months.

Olmert’s popularity dropped below 20 percent at one point after his bloody but inconclusive war in Lebanon in 2006.

Political analysts had been predicting his resignation for weeks as details of the latest allegations against him dominated the news.

The most damaging inquiry focuses on Morris Talansky, a 76-year-old American Jewish businessman who testified that he handed envelopes stuffed with tens of thousands of dollars to Olmert before he became prime minister, in part financing a luxurious lifestyle of expensive hotels and fat cigars.

Talansky gave lengthy public testimony for days in a Jerusalem courtroom, defending his allegations under cross-examination by Olmert’s attorneys — although Olmert has never been formally charged with a crime.

The latest allegation was that Olmert double and triple-billed trips abroad to Jewish institutions, pocketing the difference or financing trips for relatives. Other allegations include a shady real estate deal and questionable political appointments — all before he became premier.

Olmert’s brief address from his official Jerusalem residence included harsh criticism of the police investigations. He said he was choosing the public good over personal justice. Although he has consistently denied wrongdoing, he had pledged to resign if indicted.

“I was forced to defend myself against relentless attacks from self-appointed ‘fighters for justice’ who sought to depose me from my position, when the ends sanctified all the means,” Olmert said, appearing angry and reading from a text.

He did not answer questions from reporters gathered in his courtyard.

Of course he didn’t. The guilty and the treacherous and the weak-willed and the soft of spirit don’t like answering questions.

Read the rest here.

** that photo up top is the great and noble golda meir.

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