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Pelosi Calls for Investigation of Those Who Oppose Ground Zero Mosque

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calls for an investigation of the opposition to the proposed Muslim monument to the 9/11 hijackers who slaughtered 3,000 people on American soil.

This bunch of demented Democrats can’t get any farther out of touch with mainstream America. Remember in November!


Tags: Pelosi, Mosque, Ground Zero, War on Terror, New York, Democrats, November

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August 18, 2010 Posted by | War on Terror | 2 Comments

Christian church blocked from rebuilding at Ground Zero

While President Barack Hussein Obama and Mayor Bloomberg do everything in their power to convince Americans that radical Muslims have a right to build a mosque near the site where 3000+ were slaughtered by their terrorist brothers, the New York Port Authority is blocking the rebuilding of a Greek Orthodox Christian church that was destroyed in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

St. Nicholas Church’s difficulty in getting approvals to rebuild stands in stark contrast to the treatment that the developers of the proposed Cordoba mosque have received. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, state Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo, and a raft of city officials have all come out publicly in favor of building the mosque, and the city’s Landmarks and Preservation Commission recently voted unanimously to deny protection to the building currently occupying the site where the mosque is to be built.

Though crushed by the falling towers, government officials (the same ones who are bending over backwards to give the terrorists a viewing platform to gloat from as they gaze at the site where the towers once stood) are demanding the church move from its previous spot and rebuild as a tiny structure that will be dwarfed by the future Islamic memorial to the bloodthirsty murderers who crashed planes into the symbols of American greatness.

Trouble emerged after St. Nicholas announced its plans to build a traditional Greek Orthodox church building, 24,000 square feet in size, topped with a grand dome. Port Authority officials told the church to cut back the size of the building and the height of the proposed dome, limiting it to rising no higher than the World Trade Center memorial.

The mosque is proposed to rise 13 stories, far above the height of the World Trade Center memorial, with no height restrictions imposed.

How can any red-blooded American support this hypocritical discrimination? Anyone who refuses to admit this is nothing more than an attempt to appease the murderous Muhammed worshippers who wish to destroy us is either a liar who wants to see America crushed under the weight of oppressive Islamists or an utter fool.


Tags: Mosque, Obama, War on Terror, World Trade Center, Ground Zero, Religion, First Amendment, Port Authority

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August 17, 2010 Posted by | War on Terror | 2 Comments

The Tomb of the Unknown Lawyer

by Ken Blackwell at Townhall.com

Watching Attorney General Eric Holder as he testified recently before the House Judiciary Committee was a disheartening experience. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) tried repeatedly to get the general to acknowledge that “radical Islam” was a motivation for three of the recent attacks on the homeland–Nidal Hasan’s murderous Fort Hood attack, and the failed attempts of Abdulmutallab and Shahzad in Detroit and New York, respectively. The administration has said again and again that these were “isolated” individuals, only to be contradicted when the facts came out. Could radical Islam have been even one of the motives of Hasan, Addulmutallab, and Shahzad, Smith implores of the general. “I don’t want to say anything about a religion,” replies the general. Not even the radical variant of that religion. Not even after Hasan cried “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great) as he gunned down his fellow soldiers.

Now, we have the New York Times, in one of its typical front page editorials, anguishing over the Obama administration’s decision to go after Anwar al Awlaki, Yemeni cleric who communicated via email with Hasan and who seems to have inspired Abdulmutallab’s failed Christmas Day attack. Awlaki, like Nidal Hasan and Faisal Shahzad, also holds American citizenship. Here’s what the Times says:

The Obama administration’s decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign against terrorism.

It’s one of the few things this administration is doing right, but it is provoking the usual round of hand wringing. When we are attacked by enemy combatants who declare war on us but who are not “state actors,” operating under the regular articles of war set out in the Geneva Convention, may we respond with deadly force? The liberal commentariat would have us send in predator drones with recordings of Miranda warnings, no doubt.

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Tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Hasan, Shahzad, Awlaki, Eric Holder, Obama, Ken Blackwell, Townhall.com, Allahu Akbar, Ft. Hood

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May 17, 2010 Posted by | War on Terror | Leave a comment

FBI raids MI Christian militia group

Apparently the Obama administration has launched an all out attack on a Christian militia group known as the Hutaree. The Detroit News is reporting eight members have been arrested in the raids, seven men and one woman.

The raids took place in three states–Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana–targeting members of the Adrian, MI based group that trains to “defend the testimony” of Jesus Christ in the end times prophesied in the Bible.

Yesterday, a leader of another Michigan militia not targeted by the raids told the media the raids followed threats the group made against Muslims. But today the FBI says the group is charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States.

Those arrested were ordered held without bail today, with a bail hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The charges include sedition, attempts to use weapons of mass destruction, teaching/demonstrating use of explosive materials and two counts of carrying weapons in relation to a crime of violence, though not every member was charged with all of these.

Federal authorities allege the group was planning to murder a local law enforcement official next month, then ambush the funeral procession that would include law enforcement officers from around the country.

That’s the news we have so far, now for the editorial segment on these raids.

First, we’re naturally suspicious of this administration, its actions, and its motives for nearly every move it makes. But, if the charge of planning to murder law enforcement officials is proven in a court of law, we will most certainly be on the side of the FBI and the administration in this case. However, the President’s actions to date make us suspicious that such an operation would coincidentally culminate just days after he crammed an unwanted Socialist domestic policy agenda on the American people.

So we’ll reserve judgment on the rightness or wrongness of these raids for now, but we will keep a watchful eye on the situation.

Since we’re certain after reading the last couple of paragraphs that our liberal readers are thoroughly incensed that we would dare question the motives of the President of the US at a time like this, we remind them the liberal icon Keith Olbermann raised similar questions during the Bush administration.

For now we’ll give Obama’s administration the benefit of the doubt, but the timing still makes us extremely suspicious. We must consider the idea that the President could use this as a means to distract the American people from the health care debate, and to create fear and a desire for protection. Just as liberals did when Bush was in office.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation and keep readers informed.


Tags: Obama, FBI, Hutaree, Militia, Christian, Anti-Christ, Raids, Domestic Terror, War on Terror, Distraction

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March 29, 2010 Posted by | War on Terror | 2 Comments

How Will Importing Dangerous Terrorists Make America Safer?

by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)

Today the Obama Administration is announcing it plans to import the terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay prison – some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world – to the Thomson Correctional Center located outside Chicago, Illinois.  This decision puts the interests of liberal special interest groups before the safety and security of the American people.  Here’s how I addressed this issue at a press conference on Capitol Hill this morning:

The American people don’t want dangerous terrorists imported on to U.S. soil, and time after time the House and Senate have reaffirmed this position with bipartisan votes rejecting the Administration’s plan. Yet this Administration is defying the will of the American people and importing them anyway. What’s worse, this decision is completely unnecessary considering that these terrorists were already being tried by military commissions, which were specifically designed under the law to prosecute such heinous acts.

Republicans have offered a better solution.  In May, we introduced the Keep Terrorists Out of America Act (H.R. 2294) to (1) affirm Congress’ opposition to transferring or releasing terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay prison into the United States; (2) prohibit the Administration from transferring or releasing any terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay to any state without express approval from the state’s governor and legislature; and (3) prohibit the President from transferring or releasing a terrorist detainee into the United States unless he provides notification and certification to Congress.  Our proposal reflects the will of the American people, and it puts a premium on their safety and security first and foremost.

In their rush to bring Guantanamo Bay terrorists on to U.S. soil, Washington Democrats have repeatedly failed to articulate an overarching strategy to confront and defeat the terrorist threat.  At the very least, the American people deserve to know how importing these dangerous terrorists and giving them the same rights as U.S. citizens will make us any safer.  I have yet to see a good explanation, but Republicans will stand with Illinois families and seek every remedy at our disposal to stop this dangerous plan.

December 16, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Uncertain Trumpet

by Charles Krauthammer at Townhall.com

We shall fight in the air, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the hills — for 18 months. Then we start packing for home.

We shall never surrender — unless the war gets too expensive, in which case, we shall quote Eisenhower on “the need to maintain balance in and among national programs” and then insist that “we can’t simply afford to ignore the price of these wars.”

The quotes are from President Obama’s West Point speech announcing the Afghanistan troop surge. What a strange speech it was — a call to arms so ambivalent, so tentative, so defensive.

Which made his last-minute assertion of “resolve unwavering” so hollow. It was meant to be stirring. It fell flat. In August, he called Afghanistan “a war of necessity.” On Tuesday night, he defined “what’s at stake” as “the common security of the world.” The world, no less. Yet, we begin leaving in July 2011?

Does he think that such ambivalence is not heard by the Taliban, by Afghan peasants deciding which side to choose, by Pakistani generals hedging their bets, by NATO allies already with one foot out of Afghanistan?

Nonetheless, most supporters of the Afghanistan War were satisfied. They got the policy, the liberals got the speech. The hawks got three-quarters of what Gen. Stanley McChrystal wanted — 30,000 additional U.S. troops — and the doves got a few soothing words. Big deal, say the hawks.

But it is a big deal. Words matter because will matters.

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December 4, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Jury of His Peers?

by Gary Varvel at GOPUSA

November 24, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama ‘Reaches Out’ by Naming ‘Devout’ Muslims to Security Posts

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu at IsraelNationalNews.com

(IsraelNN.com) U.S. President Barack Obama continues to “reach out to Muslims” by appointing them to key security posts amid charges he wrongly ignored internal Muslim terror. One recent appointee was harshly criticized for appearing on a British-based television station whose host is a member of a radical Muslim group.

His “reaching out Muslims” speech in Cairo last June has been followed by action, the latest being this past week’s swearing-in of a Muslim rights advocate to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, shortly after the Fort Hood massacre. HSAC members are involved in expertise on national security.

The new member is Syrian-born Kareem Shora, who was the national executive director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination (ADC), which previously has called on the United States to stop providing Israel with weapons because of alleged “atrocities” against Arabs. Her background for her new security post is having been a legal counsel and advocate for Muslim civil rights.

She also has been a frequent guest on the pro-Hamas al-Jazeera satellite network.

Shora, who has been described as a “devout Muslim, joins another devout member of the faith, Arif Alikhan, who was appointed as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the Department of Homeland Security. His qualifications for the job were listed as having been in charge of public safety in Los Angeles during his term of deputy mayor. One of his actions was to remove the plan that tracked Muslims in the city who were suspected of terrorist activities.

Americans have been jolted by several lethal attacks and confrontations with Muslims over the past year, including a plot to attack synagogues and down U.S. military aircraft, the manufacture of bombs, an alleged attempt to explode a Texas skyscraper, a plot to blow up malls in Boston, and last month’s Fort Hood massacre by a Muslim psychiatrist who was an officer in the army.

A desire to avoid the appearance of labeling all Muslims as terrorists lunged out from the shadows last month after President Obama faced criticism for not taking seriously the threat of Muslim terrorism within American society as well as in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Several months ago, President Obama appointed Dalia Mogahed, a “devout Muslim,” to his Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She quickly came under fire for appearing in a telephone interview on a London-based Muslim television station, whose host is a member of an extreme Islamic group.

She said was unaware of the affiliations of her host, whose program included questions and comments favoring the implementation of Islamic Law (“sharia”).

Mogahed explained that she did not hang up the phone in the middle of the interview because “I assumed that very few people would watch this show but that doing something more dramatic would bring more attention.”

In the current issue of Newsweek, columnist Jacob Weisberg, citing former Secretary of State Colin Powell, wrote that “Obama’s [Muslim] heritage feeds a broader suspicion that he is too casual about the threat from America’s Islamist enemies.”

The journalist added, “With the massacre in Texas, Obama now confronts something that George W. Bush did not face in the years after September 11—not just a major act of domestic terrorism, but one struck from inside our security apparatus…. America does not face a threat from the perversion of faith in general. We face a threat from the perversion of one faith in particular.”

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November 23, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

The Blinders – Jihad at Ft Hood

Old stream media has PC blinders on. Read the “Jihad at Fort Hood” series for non-Politically Correct insights into the background on the murder of “14” and wounding of 30 American military and civilians at Ft Hood, Texas.

Follows is an insightful cartoon by William Warren

November 13, 2009 Posted by | Military, War on Terror, War on Terrorism | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fire General Casey!

by Linday Chavez at Townhall.com

“What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” Those words were spoken not by some diversity guru but by the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, on ABC last week in the aftermath of the slaughter of 13 people at the hands of a fellow officer. Nor were they isolated comments open to misinterpretation. Casey repeated them, in virtually identical form, in interviews with NBC and CNN.

Casey’s remarks should lead to his immediate firing. But, of course, that won’t happen because he is merely echoing the official government line. From the moment word leaked out that the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, government officials began to weave their Orwellian cocoon. The commander in chief warned Americans not “to jump to conclusions,” while Casey and others dismissed as “anecdotal evidence” eyewitness reports that Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” before pumping 100 rounds of ammunition into his fellow soldiers. The only ones that jumped to conclusions were the U.S. government; immediately after the attack, the Obama administration shot down the notion that this was an act of terrorism.

But not even the mainstream media are buying this nonsense. Journalists have tracked down Hasan’s colleagues at Walter Reed Army Hospital, where Hasan served as a staff psychiatrist until he was transferred to Fort Hood prior to his intended deployment overseas. They’ve talked to local imams with whom he had contact, and have even found investigators willing to reveal, albeit anonymously, details of botched investigations of Hasan. And the story line emerging is increasingly clear: Hasan had become a radical Islamist who reached out to jihadists in Yemen, and perhaps elsewhere, as he prepared to launch a terrorist attack on a military installation.

Hasan initiated contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born imam now living in Yemen, who had ties to three of the 9/11 hijackers. Hasan sent 10-20 e-mails to Awlaki before the Fort Hood shooting, and Awlaki has since praised Hasan for the attack.

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November 13, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , | Leave a comment