Rushdie knighthood ‘justifies suicide attacks’, claims Pakistani minister

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Rushdie knighthood ‘justifies suicide attacks’, claims Pakistani minister

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The “biggest evil of the world.” Worse than 9/11. Worse than 7/7

An update on this story. Not just Iran is angry, but at least some in our Friend and Ally Pakistan. And they’re calling for blood.

From the Daily Mail, with thanks to all who sent this in:

Salman Rushdie’s knighthood was condemned by a Pakistani minister today as an affront to Muslims which would justify suicide attacks.Religious affairs minister Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq reportedly told the parliament in Islamabad: “This is an occasion for the (world’s) 1.5 billion Muslims to look at the seriousness of this decision.

“The West is accusing Muslims of extremism and terrorism.

“If someone exploded a bomb on his body he would be right to do so unless the British Government apologises and withdraws the ‘Sir’ title.”

Later, the remarks were said to have been denied by the minister concerned….

In Pakistan today Muslim students burned effigies of Queen Elizabeth II and Rushdie as the author’s knighthood continued to cause outrage.

In the eastern city of Multan about 100 students set fire to the effigies and carried banners condemning the author while chanting “Kill him! Kill him!”

Also today Pakistani lawmakers passed a government-backed resolution demanding Britain withdraw the honour which they insist is an insult to the religious sentiments of Muslims.

A Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Background and justification to Amendment 28

Whereas Religion is defined as an institution dedicated to improving social conscience and promoting individual and societal spiritual growth in a way that is harmless to others not participating in or practicing the same;

Whereas the United States of America was founded on the ideals of individual rights, including the individual right to practice one’s religion of choice, or no religion, and that there would be no compulsion of religion, nor state sanctioned religion, nor a “religious test” for participation in the body politic;

Whereas Islam includes a complete political and social structure, encompassed by its religious law, Sharia, that supersedes any civil law and that Islam mandates that no secular or democratic institutions are to be superior to Islamic law;

Whereas Islam preaches that it and it alone is the true religion and that Islam will dominate the world and supplant all other religions and democratic institutions;

Whereas Saudi Arabia, the spiritual home of Islam does not permit the practice of any other religion on its soil and even “moderate” Muslims states such as Turkey and Malaysia actively suppress other religions;

Whereas Islam includes as its basic tenet the spread of the faith by any and all means necessary, including violent conquest of non-believers, and demands of its followers that they implement violent jihad (holy war) against those un-willing to convert or submit to Islam, including by deception and subversion of existing institutions;

Whereas on 9/11/2001 19 Muslim hijackers acting in the name of Islam killed 3,000 Americans, and numerous other acts of terrorism have been directed at the American people around the world;

Whereas representatives of Islam around the world including Osama Bin Laden (architect of 9/11), the government of Iran including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, HAMAS, Hezbollah, and other Islamic groups have declared jihad (war) on America, and regularly declare that America should cease to exist;

Whereas there is no organized Islamic opposition to violent proponents of Islam;

Therefore: Islam is not a religion, but a political ideology more akin to Fascism and totally in opposition to the ideals of freedom as described in the United States Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights.

Be it resolved that the following Amendment to the Constitution be adopted:

Article I

The social/political/ideological system known around the world as Islam is not recognized in the United States as a religion.

The practice of Islam is therefore not protected under the 1st Amendment as to freedom of religion and speech.

Article II

As representatives of Islam around the world have declared war, and committed acts of war, against the United States and its democratic allies around the world, Islam is hereby declared an enemy of the United States and its practice within the United States is now prohibited.

Article III

Immediately upon passage of this Amendment all Mosques, schools and Muslim places of worship and religious training are to be closed, converted to other uses, or destroyed. Proceeds from sales of such properties may be distributed to congregations of said places but full disclosure of all proceeds shall be made to an appropriate agency as determined by Congress. No compensation is to be offered by Federal or State agencies for losses on such properties however Federal funding is to be available for the demolishing of said structures if other disposition cannot be made.

The preaching of Islam in Mosques, Schools, and other venues is prohibited. The subject of Islam may be taught in a post high school academic environment provided that instruction include discussion of Islam’s history of violence, conquest, and its ongoing war on democratic and other non-Islamic values.

The preaching or advocating of Islamic ideals of world domination, destruction of America and democratic institutions, jihad against Judaism, Christianity and other religions, and advocating the implementation of Sharia law shall in all cases be punishable by fines, imprisonment, deportation, and death as prescribed by Congress. Violent expressions of these and other Muslim goals, or the material support of those both in the United States and around the world who seek to advance these Islamic goals shall be punishable by death.

Muslims will be denied the opportunity to immigrate to the United States.

Article IV

Nothing in this amendment shall be construed as authorizing the discrimination against, of violence upon, nor repudiation of the individual rights of those Americans professing to be Muslim. The individual right of conscience is sacrosanct and the practice of Islam within the privacy of home and self is strictly protected to the extent that such individuals do not violate the prohibitions described in Article III.

http://pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com/2007/02/proposed-constitutional-amendment.html

Alert: 10,000 Troops Storm Diyala

Alert: 10,000 Troops Storm Diyala

Apocalypse now

The crime here is, this was all predicted on this website since mid-April, but not in the MSM. They gave us only body counts without context, instead of the narrative of the campaign that was leading to this final showdown with Al Qaeda in Diyala. See the links in the opening sentence of the post below to see how long I’ve been laying this out. Mid April. As exploding bridges and other horrific acts of violence ripped Baghdad and its environs, we knew that they were the violent, desperate acts of the cornered Al Qaeda beast. But the MSM and Congress wanted you to believe they were all signs of hopelesness instead of the darkly ironic signs of true hope that were. This is a dark, shameful age in America.

AP News Alert Jun 19 02:13 AM US/Eastern

BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military says about 10,000 American troops have launched an offensive against al-Qaida in Iraq in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. The assault, dubbed “Operation Arrowhead Ripper,” took place in Baqouba, the capital of Diyala province, and involved air assaults under the cover of darkness, the military said in a statement. The operation was still in its opening stages, it said. On Monday, military officials said U.S. and Iraqi forces had launched attacks on Baghdad’s northern and southern flanks to clear out Sunni insurgents, al-Qaida fighters and Shiite militiamen who had fled the capital and Anbar during a four-month-old security operation.

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Meanwhile, The Brits Are Also Conducting A Major Assault On Iran’s Forces

Meanwhile, The Brits Are Also Conducting A Major Assault On Iran’s

Forces

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The battle between the Brits and IA and Iranian terror groups including large elements of the Mahdi Army, was just the opening salvo in a large ongoing operation to hammer Iran’s terror offensive in Southern Iraq, particularly along the Iraq/Iran border. According to the Iraqi paper Azzaman: “the British Army has begun a major operation against what it claims to be “secret cells” smuggling weapons into Iraq from Iran, and sending fighters for training in the Islamic Republic.” At long last, a real, concerted campaign against Iran in Iraq has begun. And given that Al Sadr’s men of the Mahdi Army, if he indeed still retains real control of the elements involved here, this is a potentially politically explosive development as well, because Al Sadr’s has been forced to distance himself from Iran in order to solidify his power at home. So it both puts him between the rock of his domestic interests and the hard place of his Iranian interests, and will either way leave him none too happy to see his men getting whacked. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how this plays out.

Amidst this campaign, a notable battle is erupting between the Brits and the Mahdi Army for control of Nasiriya.

The paper is reporting that the Iranian insugents “immediately mobilized” in defense and counterattack.

Developing, as the campaign plays out…let’s wish the Brits and Iraqi Army Godspeed…

UPDATE: Iranian news agency says Al Sadr is pissed.

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Security first, No amnesty

Radical Islam’s “End-Game”

Flashback: Immigration fraud and the Presidency

Flashback: Immigration fraud and the Presidency

James Lewis
Do you remember the name Doris Meissner? Ms. Meissner was Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Administrator of the INS (Immigration & Naturalization Service). Before Clinton ran for his second term in 1996, Meissner ensured that hundreds of thousands of illegals were fraudulently legalized, just in time to vote for the Clintons.  
Among those intimately involved with this massive Democrat immigration fraud were Rahm Emanuel, the architect of the 2006 Democrat Congressional takeover, and Al Gore, currently playing Planetary Prophet of Doom to loud acclaim around the world. Hillary must have known all about the immigration scam, since the Clintons were running for re-election. Oh, and by the way, Mohammed Atta was found and released twice by the INS for immigration violations. Before he knocked down the Twin Towers and killed 3,000 Americans.
According to David Schippers, one of the few honest Democrats left in the country, writing in the Wall Street Journal,

“In the end, the (Clinton-Gore) White House got their one million voters and re-election. The U.S. got 75,000 new citizens who had arrest records when they applied; an additional 115,000 citizens whose fingerprints were unclassifiable and were never resubmitted; and a final 61,000 who were given citizenship without even having their fingerprints submitted so that no check was possible…
In June 1998, we undertook to again pick up the investigation of the program. Our interest intensified when we heard that a similar plan may be in the works for the 2000 presidential election. Among other things, we wanted to find out if the criminals who were given citizenship in 1996 were continuing their criminal activity in the two years since. My staff pulled out about 100 of the most violent or serious crimes that were committed by aliens prior to naturalization and documented by arrest records…
Of those 100 records, some 20% showed arrests for serious crimes after the subject was given citizenship. The charges included murder, rape and child sexual abuse. Based on those results, we resolved to ask for updates on every arrest record. Had we been given enough time to put together evidence and witnesses, Citizenship USA might even have figured in Mr. Clinton’s impeachment trial.”

The 1995-6 Clinton INS fraud is critically relevant today, with the Senate immigration bill playing Godzilla Returns, not to mention Hillary running for eight more years.
Here’s a guess: The USG immigration bureaucracy is rife with corruption. Why? Because with immigration from Mexico come huge amounts of drugs, with drugs come billions of dollars, and with massive amount of money comes pervasive corruption. The Doris Meissner saga says as much. That doesn’t mean everybody in the Border Patrol and INS is tainted. You don’t have to corrupt everybody. It does suggest that the US Government is getting Mexicanized, long before Mexican immigrants can become Americanized.
That means that we need to do more than defeat the present pathetic immigration bill before the Senate. We must elect a new president in 2008 who can change the bureaucracy.
I’m impressed by Mitt Romney and Rudi Giuliani, because they have been administrators in Democrat-populated governments, Rudi in New York City and Mitt in Massachussetts. Both were strikingly successful in making their turgid bureaucracies finally work on behalf of ordinary citizens. Fred Tompson also looks like a man of integrity – but he may not have the mojo to win over the bunkered bureaucracy, just as George W. Bush  has not been able to move the set-in-concrete establishment in Washington.
(Needless to say, Hillary is hopeless from an immigration point of view; my guess is that Obama is, too.)
Only a new president with guts, integrity, managerial skills and the determination to solve the problem can handle this one.
It can be done, because it has been done before.
In an important piece in the Christian Science Monitor John Dillin described “How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico.”

Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.
President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.
… In 1954, Ike appointed retired Gen. Joseph “Jumpin’ Joe” Swing, a former West Point classmate and veteran of the 101st Airborne, as the new INS commissioner.
Influential politicians, including Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D) of Texas and Sen. Pat McCarran (D) of Nevada, favored open borders, and were dead set against strong border enforcement, Brownell said. But General Swing’s close connections to the president shielded him – and the Border Patrol – from meddling by powerful political and corporate interests.

Sounds familiar? Yes.
By mid-June of 1954,

Some 750 agents swept northward through agricultural areas (in California and Arizona) with a goal of 1,000 apprehensions a day. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught in the two states. Another 488,000, fearing arrest, had fled the country. … By mid-July, the crackdown extended northward into Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, and eastward to Texas. … By September, 80,000 had been taken into custody in Texas, and an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 illegals had left the Lone Star State voluntarily.

This was the World War II generation in action. We might do it differently today, as suggested by New Gingrich and Mitt Romney. There are many ways to make the system work again.
The point is that immigration enforcement has worked before. It can work again.
Today, entrenched establishment interests want to subvert the border again. We are back in 1954. Corruption is part of the picture.
The one advantage we have today is an aroused citizenry with the blogosphere as a megaphone with a million voices.
Electing an effective president next year is at least as important as defeating the pathetic immigration bill today.
And we need to keep up the pressure.
It can be done.
James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/