Rep. Mike Pence Has a Question for the President “Mr. President, Whose Side Are You On?”

“Mr. President, Whose Side Are You On?”

By Doug Powers  •  June 10, 2010 04:22 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

In light of the fact that all problems are solved in the United States and our debt and spending are under control, President Obama yesterday pledged $400 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian territories. The money was pledged during a meeting between Obama and Mahmoud Abbas.

Obama said he would not meet with the CEO of BP because “he’s going to say all the right things to me, I’m not interested in words, I’m interested in actions,” so it’s nice to see him have such confidence in Abbas to be honest and forthright in his ultimately successful attempt to get his hands on hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars.

Cassy Fiano calls it a “terrorist stimulus package,” and if it is, the only reason for optimism is the hope that a terrorist stimulus will work as well as the stimulus package. If Sheriff Biden is in charge of making sure the aid works as intended, Abbas is screwed.

But remember, the $400 million is just a “down payment”:

The Obama administration’s promise of aid includes money to increase access to clean drinking water, create jobs and build schools and affordable housing. State Department officials called the projects “a down payment” on the U.S. commitment to improving life in Gaza.

Last year, U.S. officials pledged a total of $900 million for Gaza and the West Bank, but acknowledged the difficulty of distributing the funds, especially because Hamas controls Gaza and is considered a terrorist organization. The aid announced Wednesday may be distributed through organizations performing relief work, State Department officials said.

Sure. This aid will be different… it won’t be handed to the guys in the “Hamas” shirts, but rather to the nice folks wearing the “samaH” shirts (inability to recognize a t-shirt turned inside-out is a time-honored skill that’s been handed down through generations of United Nations aid distributors).

Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana isn’t happy with any of this, and asks Obama what I’d consider the rhetorical question of the week: “Whose side are you on?” (h/t Cubachi):

“Mr. President, Whose Side Are You On?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c09RyJC0JqI&feature=player_embedded

Here are some things the media doesn’t report about Gaza. It ain’t all misery and Israeli-induced dispair.

According to exit polling on election day 2008, 78% of Jewish voters went for the US presidential candidate with a background that suggested he would empathize with the Muslim point of view (and I’m putting that so mildly that it borders on beyond sarcasm). I’m not Jewish, so if three-quarters of American Jewish folks don’t mind, maybe I shouldn’t be as concerned as I am. We’ll see what the numbers look like after the 2012 election.

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers

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The “Humanitarian Relief” Wing of Hamas and Al-Qaeda

The “Humanitarian Relief” Wing of Hamas and Al-Qaeda

Posted By John Perazzo On June 2, 2010 @ 12:29 am In FrontPage | 11 Comments

The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief (better known by its Turkish acronym, IHH) is the group that organized the six-ship flotilla which recently tried, without success, to sail all the way to Gaza. Established [1] in Turkey in 1992, the Foundation sends aid [2] to distressed areas throughout the Middle East – in the form of food, medicine, vocational education, and building supplies. A prime destination for this aid is Gaza, where – according to IHH – Palestinians are being oppressed by an unjustified Israeli naval blockade. (For the record, that blockade was put in place to prevent Hamas [3], which controls Gaza politically and has fired thousands of rockets into southern Israeli towns in recent years, from importing additional weaponry from Iran and other allies abroad.)

For several days last week, as the flotilla approached Gaza, Israel issued warnings that the ships would not be permitted to reach their destination without first submitting to an inspection of their cargoes – to ensure that no weaponry was being transported. But when the respective crews of the vessels refused to comply, Israeli commandos took action and intercepted the flotilla in the early morning hours of May 31. The IHH-affiliated activists responded with violence, instantly attacking the commandos with knives and clubs, and throwing one of them overboard. In the melee that ensued, ten activists were killed and seven Israeli soldiers were wounded. How could this be? How can we be expected to believe that a well-meaning “humanitarian relief” group would ever behave in a manner that might provoke violent reprisals from Israeli troops? A more thorough examination of IHH’s history and affiliations explains everything.

While IHH is indeed involved [4] in the aforementioned humanitarian endeavors, its overall objectives are much broader. Belying the dove of peace [2] whose image appears on its logo, IHH overtly supports Hamas [5], is sympathetic [4] to al Qaeda [6], and maintained regular contact with al Qaeda cells and the Sunni insurgency during the bloodiest stretches of the Iraq War. Moreover, IHH has supported jihadist terror networks [2]not only in Iraq, but also in Bosnia, Syria, Afghanistan, and Chechnya. According to [4] Carnegie Endowment analyst Henri Barkey, IHH is “an Islamist organization” that “has been deeply involved with Hamas for some time.” A 2006 report [7] by the Danish Institute for International Studies characterized IHH as one of many “charitable front groups that provide support to Al-Qaida” and the global jihad.

Is the IHH beginning to sound less and less like a “humanitarian relief” group? Let’s look a little deeper still.

According to a French intelligence report, in the mid-1990s [2] IHH leader Bülent Yildirim was directly involved in recruiting “veteran soldiers” to organize jihad activities, and in dispatching IHH operatives to war zones in Islamic countries to gain combat experience. The report also stated that IHH had transferred money as well as “caches of firearms, knives and pre-fabricated explosives” to Muslim fighters in those countries. Given this track record, can Israel’s concern about the contents of the IHH flotilla cargoes really be considered excessive or unwarranted?

In 1996, IHH continued to burnish its credentials as a “humanitarian relief” organization when an examination of its telephone records [2] showed that repeated calls had been made to an al Qaeda guest house in Milan and to Algerian terrorists operating in Europe. That same year, the U.S. government formally identified [1] IHH as having connections to extremist groups in Iran and Algeria.

In December 1997, Turkish authorities, acting on a tip from sources claiming that IHH leaders had purchased automatic weapons from other regional Islamic militant groups, initiated a domestic criminal investigation [8] of IHH. A thorough search of the organization’s Istanbul bureau uncovered a large assortment of firearms, explosives, bomb-making instructions, and a “jihad flag.” In addition, Turkish authorities seized a host of IHH documents whose contents ultimately led investigators to conclude that the group’s members “were going to fight in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Chechnya.”

Near the end of 2000, IHH organized protests [2] against proposals to overthrow that humanitarian icon, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein [9]; American and Israeli flags were burned at these rallies.

During the April 2001 trial [10] of would-be “millennium bomber” Ahmed Ressam, it was revealed that IHH had played an “important role” in the plot to blow up Los Angeles International Airport on December 31, 1999. Some reasonable observers might contend that to classify such a pursuit under the heading of “humanitarian relief” would require an unduly broad definition of that term.

In 2002, investigators found [8] correspondences from IHH in the offices of the Success Foundation [11], a Muslim Brotherhood [12]-affiliated organization whose Secretary was Abdul Rahman Alamoudi [13]. For the record: The Brotherhood was the ideological forebear of Hamas and al Qaeda; it supports jihad; and it seeks to impose shari’a law on the entire civilized world. Mr. Alamoudi, for his part, is currently serving a prison term of nearly a quarter-century for his role as a funder of international terrorism. He is best known for having proudly declared himself to be a passionate supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah [14]. The connections to “humanitarian relief” seem rather tenuous here.

According to [8] a report [15] issued by a website close to Israeli military intelligence: “[S]ince Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, IHH has supported Hamas’ propaganda campaigns by organizing public support conferences in Turkey.” The report also states that IHH continues to operate widely throughout Gaza and to funnel large sums of money to support the Hamas infrastructure.

In January 2008, an IHH delegation [2] met with Ahmed Bahar, chairman of Hamas’ council in the Gaza Strip. At the meeting, the delegation not only boasted about the large amount of financial support it had given Hamas during the preceding year, but also declared its intent to double that sum in the future. Once again, we are left to wonder how any of this falls under the rubric of “humanitarian relief.”

In 2008 Israel banned [16] IHH from the country because of the organization’s membership in the “Union of Good” (UOG), a Hamas-founded umbrella coalition [17] comprised of more than 50 Islamic charities (most of which are associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood) that channel money and goods to Hamas-affiliated institutions. In December 2008, the U.S. government designated [18] UOG as a terrorist entity [8] that was guilty of “diverting” donations that were intended for “social welfare and other charitable services,” and using those funds “to strengthen Hamas’ political and military position.”

In January 2009, IHH head Bülent Yildirim met [2] with Khaled Mash’al [19], chairman of Hamas’ political bureau in Damascus, and Mash’al thanked Yildirim for the support of his organization.

In November 2009 [2] IHH activist Izzat Shahin transferred tens of thousands of American dollars from IHH to the Islamic Charitable Society (in Hebron) and Al-Tadhamun (in Nablus), two of Hamas’ most important front groups posing as “charitable societies.”

This, then, is the IHH: a pack of anti-Semitic supporters of terrorism, cloaking themselves in the vestments of victimhood, and bleating to the world about how unfairly they have been treated by the very nation whose extermination they have worked long and hard to bring about. It’s actually a story that has become quite familiar.

“I’m 63 and I’m Tired” — Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.

“I’m 63 and I’m Tired”
By Robert A. Hall
 
 

I’m 63.  Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.  

 

I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.  

 

I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.”  Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.  

 

I’m tired of being told how bad  America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities  America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of  Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of  China , the crime and violence of  Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of  Iran , and the freedom of speech of  Venezuela .

 

I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.  

 

I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US. Senators from  Illinois .  

 

I think it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln  wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.  

 

I’m tired of a news media that thinks Bush’s fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama’s, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush’s military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News?  Get a clue. I didn’t vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.  

 

I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in  Saudi Arabia  to teach love and tolerance.  

 

I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a  three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore’s, and if you’re greener than Gore, you’re green enough.  

 

I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don’t think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I’m tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.  

 

I’m tired of illegal aliens being called “undocumented workers,” especially the ones who aren’t working, but are living on welfare or crime. What’s next?  Calling drug dealers, “Undocumented Pharmacists”?  And, no, I’m not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it’s been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion.  I’m willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn’t have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military…. Those are the citizens we need.  

 

I’m tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war?  You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave?  Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are?  Not even close.  So here’s the deal. I’ll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we’ll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.  

 

I’m tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I’m tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in  Illinois , where the “Illinois Combine” of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet.  

 

I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.  

 

Speaking of poor, I’m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn’t have that in 1970, but we didn’t know we were “poor.” The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.  

 

I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.  

 

Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have to see the world these people are making.  I’m just sorry for my granddaughters.  

 

Robert  A. Hall is a Marine  Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the  Massachusetts   State  Senate. 

 

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!  This is your chance to make a difference.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/imtired.asp

Islam and Sharia Law are coming to America Islam is the cure for fun and freedom.

Islam and Sharia Law are coming to America

Examiner.com 18 May 2010
By Jim Campbell

Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to set regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is now expanding into the United States. All Sharia is derived from two primary sources, the divine revelations set forth in the Qur’an, and the sayings and example set by the Prophet Muhammad in the Sura.

What is Sharia Law?

Also meaning “path” in Arabic, sharia guides all aspects of Muslim life including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings. It is derived primarily from the Qur’an and the Sunna, the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.

Marriage and divorce are the most significant aspects of sharia, but criminal law is the most controversial. In sharia, there are categories of offenses.

The chief elements of Sharia Law are first: a belief that women are deficient in their natural and “innate” potentials and abilities, including their psychological-makeup and intellectual capacity. The Islamic Penal Codes are based on violence in its most primitive forms. These not only authorize organized state violence, but also encourage male violence against women within the family and in society. While precise statistics are scarce, the UN estimates thousands of women are killed annually in the family honor.

While the Islamic Penal Codes have born down a tremendous injustice on the women they are not just second-class citizens, half a man, but at times their very existence is disregarded. It has been pointed out that our women have managed to achieve equality in one field only: equal right to imprisonment, exile, torture, being killed, and now being slaughtered.

Second, a belief in a social and family order where men must be guardians over women, and women must submit.

Third, a belief in an unequal system of rights and consequently, wherever the question of the reproduction of such an order is concerned, of a system of punishment that is also unequal.

1. Islam commands that drinkers and gamblers should be whipped. Sura 5:90-91.

2. Islam allows husbands to beat their wives. Qur’an, 4:34

3. Islam allows an injured plaintiff to exact legal revenge, physical eye for physical eye. Qur’an, 5:45

4. Islam commands that a male and female thief must have a hand cut off. Qur’an, 5:38

5. Islam commands that highway robbers should be crucified or mutilated. Qur’an, 5:33. As an alternative, the convicted may have a hand and the opposite foot cut off while being banished from the land instead of crucifixion.

6. Islam commands that Homosexuals be executed. Abdu Dawud no. 447. Burning to death, stoned while against a wall, or stoned and thrown over a cliff.

7. Islam orders unmarried fornicators to be whipped and adulterers to be stoned to death. Qur’an, 24-6

8. Islam orders death for Muslim and possible death for non—Muslim critics of Muhammad and the Quran and even sharia itself.

9. Islam orders apostates to be killed. Sura 9:11-12

10. Islam commands offensive and aggressive and unjust jihad

Islam commands offensive and aggressive and unjust jihad. This does not allow for the freedom of religion or conscience. People of the Book (Jews and Christians) had three options (Sura 9:29): fight and die; convert and pay a forced ‘charity’ or zakat tax; or keep their Biblical faith and pay a jizya or poll tax. The last two options mean that money flows into the Islamic treasury.

ACT for America is an organization that provides education about Islam and sharia and is dedicated to stop their encroachment on America. (…)

 

Islam is the Enemy of Freedom by Amil Imani

Islam is the Enemy of Freedom  
http://www.amilimani.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=84&Itemid=2

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

A great irony of the age is that the seemingly most diehard proponents of freedom— the useful idiots   of our time—are the most dangerous unwitting accomplices of liberty’s enemy—Islam. Keep in mind that the very name “Islam” is a derivation of “taslim,” the Arabic word for “surrender,” surrender to the will and dictates of Allah as revealed by Muhammad and recorded in the Quran.

This non-negotiable surrender to Islam requires the individual as well as the society to disenfranchise themselves of many of the fundamental and deeply cherished human rights.
Below is a brief presentation of what this surrender to Islam entails and why it is imperative that all freedom-loving people arise and defeat the menace of Islamofascism. 

Amendment I of the Bill of Rights enshrines some of the most cherished ideals of freedom-loving people:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Islam considers itself the three branches of government. It enacts laws as it sees fit, adjudicates laws, and executes as it deems. Islam is anathema to the provisions of the First Amendment and much more.

* Islam proclaims itself as the only legitimate religion for the entire world, grudgingly granting minor recognition to Judaism and Christianity from whom it has liberally plagiarized many of its dogma. Jews and Christians are allowed to live under the rule of Islam as dhimmis and must pay a special religious tax of jazyyeh. Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Baha’is, members of other religions, agnostics, or atheists are not even allowed to live practicing their belief or disbelief.

* Islam actively suppresses and even prohibits the practice of other religions, including those of the “people of the book,” Jews and Christians. There is not a single church or synagogue in the cradle of Islam, Saudi Arabia, while thousands of mosques dot the tolerating and welcoming non-Moslem lands. Islamic countries that allow for Jewish and Christian places of worship subject these “people of the book” to numberless subtle and not-so-subtle forms of persecution. Moslems in non-Moslem lands proselytize relentlessly and convert others while any Moslem who leaves Islam is judged as apostate and automatically condemned to death.

* Freedom of speech is just about non-existent in Islam. The word is Allah’s, his chosen divines such as Ayatollahs and Imams are the only ones who are to make pronouncements squarely-based on Allah’s word, the Quran. Any expression in the least at deviance from the Quran, the Hadith and the edicts of Islamic high divines is heresy and severely punishable. Hence, stifling of free expression is the major mechanism by which the Islamic clergy retain power and prevent constructive change in Islamic societies.

* Freedom of the press is completely alien to Islam, since a free press tends to express matters as it sees it, rather than as it is stated in the Quran. To Islam, the Quran is the press and the only press. There is no need for critical reporting, no need to present ideas that may conflict with the Quran, and no place for criticism of anything Islamic. The stranglehold of Islam on the individual and society is complete.

* Peaceful assembly of the people is not allowed. The backward oppressive Islamic societies inflict great hardship on the citizenry and any assembly of the victims presents a threat to the suffocating rule. Islamic governments routinely prevent peaceful assemblies from taking place. Failing to do so, they unleash their hired thugs, the police and even the military against any assemblage no matter how peaceful and how legitimate is its grievance. The Islamic Republic of Iran which is vying with Saudi Arabia as the leader of true Islamic rule, routinely attacks any and all gatherings of its people, arrests them, imprisons them without due process, tortures them, and even executes them in secret dungeons. Journalists, academics, unionists, students, teachers, women rights groups who dare to petition the government for redress are labeled subversive and are severely punished.

* Maltreatment of religious minorities and the non-religious is criminal indeed. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, for instance, the government has launched a systematic program of genocide against its largest religious minority—the Baha’is. The government is gathering a comprehensive list of Baha’is, their occupations, locations, properties and the like—action reminiscent of the Nazis. The government is banning Baha’i students from post high-school education unless they recant their religion, deprives them of engaging in numerous forms of occupations and trades, denies them from holding worship gatherings, razes their holy places and much more. The Islamic Republic of Iran is not satisfied with its cruel treatment of the living Baha’is and has launched a war on their dead by bulldozing Baha’i cemeteries in several cities. Thus is the rule of fundamental Islamism that is awaiting the complacent and snoozing world.

* Oppression of women in general is tragic indeed. Men are allowed to have as many as four wives simultaneously and as many concubines as they wish or can afford. Men can easily divorce their wives and automatically have the custody of the children, if they so decide. Women have subservient status to men in all areas of the law. Equality under the law has no meaning in Islam. Just one example of the dreadful way of treating women in Islam is a case of a Saudi woman who was gang-raped. The Islamic court convicted the woman to prison term and lashes for having committed the “sin” of riding in a car with a male who was not her relative. This is a standard form of Islamic Shariah justice—a savage heritage of barbarism that ruled the Arabian Peninsula some centuries ago.

* Islam has a solution for every “problem.” It deals with homosexuals, for instance, by hanging them en mass and gloating about it, even though homosexuality is just as prevalent in Islamic lands as anywhere else. Recently an Ayatollah made a ruling on homosexuals. He said that they should be tortured before they are hanged. In Islam the rulings of high-ranking clergy constitute the law and are binding.

* Not only Islam does not allow freedom of assembly and the press, it is intrusively restrictive in every aspects of a person’s life. The way women should dress, the haircut of men, the music people are allowed, movies to watch, television programs to view, and even parties in the privacy of their home are subject to the ridiculous monitoring of moral police. Islam is hell-bent on outward morality and puritanical conduct while it is rotten to the core just below the pretentious surface.

* Islam segregates by gender many public places and events such as beaches, sporting venues, public transportations, and even building elevators. Families are often prevented from attending a sporting event together or swimming together at a beach.

* Egypt, the crown of the Arab-Islam world, demands that citizens declare Islam or only one of the two other religions, Jewish and Christianity, as their religion in order to receive the government-issued identity cards. ID cards are required for jobs, healthcare, education, a marriage license and a host of other things. If you are an agnostic, an atheist, a Buddhist, a Hindu, a Baha’i, you are forced to perjure yourself to receive the indispensable ID card. In a real sense, Islam the pretender of high moral ground compels people to lie in order to receive what is their birthright as citizens.

I have been sounding the alarm about Islam’s imminent deadly threat for a number of years. The Islamic treasury flush with oil extortion money together with the help of useful idiots is having the upper hand in this battle of survival for freedom. The slaveholder Islam has been transformed into a more virulent form of Islamofascism; it is an inveterate unrelenting enemy of freedom. We need to act now and stem the tide of this deadly threat. Tomorrow may be too late. Freedom is too precious to abandon through complacency, acts of political correctness, or outright cowardice.

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Naming the Enemy— ISLAM

Naming the Enemy

 

Posted By Fern Sidman On May 17, 2010 @ 12:03 am In FrontPage | 6 Comments

On Tuesday evening, May 11th, the crossroads of the world, better known as Times Square in Manhattan was the scene of a passionate display of fortitude as members of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam gathered for a rally to expose the existential perils that radical Islam represents to the Western world. Standing just a few blocks from the place where 30 year old Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani born and Taliban trained American citizen attempted to detonate his vehicle filled with deadly explosives, the leaders of this rainbow coalition of activists sounded a clarion call as onlookers watched and listened.

Comprised of Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and ex-Muslims, the HRCARI is a nascent organization that champions the rights of those who have been victimized and slaughtered by Muslim extremists. Having staged its very first rally in Times Square in May of 2009, their ranks have swelled over the last year with those who are deeply concerned about the cultural indifference to the burgeoning growth of Islamic radicalism.

Charles Jacobs, a board member of the HRCARI and a writer for The Jewish Advocate in Boston said, “Our purpose here today is two-fold. We are here to send a clear message to the press and politicians who have intentionally obfuscated the nature of this most recent terrorist attempt by not labeling the enemy as radical Islam and acquiescing to political correctness. We are also here to educate the public about the pernicious agenda of those radical Islamists who would love nothing more than to obliterate our cherished values of democracy, freedom and liberty.”

“The Western world is mired in self-doubt and self-guilt that has been imposed upon us by those post-modern forces on the left and in the sphere of academia who believe we are deserving of the animus of our enemies,” he ruefully observed.

Holding aloft signs and banners saying, “Elected Officials and Mass Media – Unveil The Truth: Radical Islam Attacks Humanity,” “Stop Billions of Saudi Oil Money that are Funding Worldwide Radical Islamic Intolerance and Terror,” “Reform Radical Islmamic Madrassas: Stop Teaching Hate” and displaying placards of those Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, women and gays who have been summarily murdered by brutal Islamic regimes, the rally attendees graphically described the horrific consequences of being an “infidel” in the Muslim world.  Martin Rosenthal, a rally attendee from Queens held a homemade sign that said, “Queers Against Radical Islam” and spoke of the heinous atrocities committed against both gay men and women in such countries as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

Narain Kataria, the founder of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum said, “Since 9/11/2001, the followers of the so called “religion of peace” have carried out 15,101 deadly terrorist attacks and killed more than 75,000 people. It does not requite a rocket scientist to tell us that the aim of the Jihadist is to dominate the entire world, force all of us to surrender and to plant the Islamic flag in Washington, London, Jerusalem and New Delhi, not to mention New York City.” He also spoke of the mass slaughter of Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan. “Pakistan is the nursery of terrorism. Pakistan is the epicenter of Jihad. Pakistan is the most untrustworthy ally in the war on terror. Pakistan is fooling us. They use sophistry and subterfuge to hoodwink us,” he declared.

“What we need here in America and throughout the free world is intellectual clarity,” said Madeline Brooks, the Manhattan chapter head of Act For America, a national human rights organization that stridently opposes radical Islam and serves as a bulwark against the mendacity of multicultural relativists in the progressive camp. “We here in New York are faced with mortal danger each day. We are the prime terror target on this planet. We are in daner of being nuked and the government’s denial of this threat only leaves us in a much weaker state and undermines the confidence of the people who reside here. That is the reality of radical Islam and we do ourselves a grave injustice by not confronting it head on with the gravitas that it demands” she continued.

John Kenneth Press, a PhD in history and the author of  “Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future” (2007 – Social Books) said, “Culturism is a political philosophy, art and science based upon the understanding that cultural diversity is real and important. Western culture believes in free speech, feminism, and the separation of church and state. Islam, for example, does not. Western culture is based on individuals applying their intelligence towards progressive and productive ends. For 1400 years there has been a worldwide Jihad fueled by radical Islam whose objective is death and destruction of all infidels and the sooner that we give voice to this, the sooner that we demand that our government consider this threat as a moral and physical exigency, the sooner we can increase our chances of not falling prey to an Islamic caliphate.”

“21st century Nazism is now tantamount to radical Islam” said Andrew Upton, a board member of HRCARI. “There is someone here today holding a sign saying, “Queers Against Radical Islam.” We applaud this person for spotlighting the fact that gays and lesbians are considered worthy of death in Islamic countries as are women who are consistently victims of honor murders by male family members for attempting to divorce their husbands, for being raped, for not allowing themselves to be party to forced marriages and for purported violations of Sharia law,” he said.

At the conclusion of the rally, the participants took their signs and banners and staged a march throughout the Times Square area calling on all concerned citizens to lobby their elected officials and the press to “jettison the fraud of multicultural relativism and political correctness in the name of our survival.”

Mosque to go up near New York’s ground zero

By Nicole Bliman, CNN
May 7, 2010 3:19 a.m. EDT

The mosque project has gotten mixed reviews from families and friends of 9/11 victims.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Project includes 15-story community center, a mosque, performance art center
  • Community Board of lower Manhattan voted unanimously to support the project
  • Project gets mixed reviews from families and friends of 9/11 victims
  • After funds raised, center to be completed in three to five years

New York (CNN) — Plans to build a mosque two blocks away from ground zero have set off an emotional debate among area residents and relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Cordoba House project calls for a 15-story community center including a mosque, performance art center, gym, swimming pool and other public spaces.

The project is a collaboration between the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, both of which work to improve relations with followers of the religion.

The two groups presented their vision to part of the Community Board of lower Manhattan on Wednesday night.

Ro Sheffe, a board member who attended the meeting, said the project did not need to get the board’s approval.

“They own the land, and their plans don’t have any zoning changes,” Sheffe said. “They came to us for our opinions and to let us know their plans. It was purely voluntary on their part.”

The 12 members who were at the meeting voted unanimously to support the project. Community board members are appointed by the borough president and serve as advisers to the borough president and the mayor’s office.

Daisy Khan, executive director of the Muslim society, described her vision of a center led by Muslims, but serving the community as a whole.

“It will have a real community feel, to celebrate the pluralism in the United States, as well as in the Islamic religion,” Khan said. “It will also serve as a major platform for amplifying the silent voice of the majority of Muslims who have nothing to do with extremist ideologies. It will counter the extremist momentum.” [NOTE: This is pure eyewash. All religious Moslems have very much to do with "extremist ideologies" because the supremacist, hateful, violent ideology of Islam is part and parcel of the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad. No religious Moslems will dare to critize those passages which justify Islamic terrorism.]

The need for the center is twofold, Khan said, because it will support the needs of the growing Muslim community.

“The time for a center like this has come because Islam is an American religion,” Khan said. [NOTE: Islam is an American religion only in the sense that Moslems live in America. In terms of values and teachings, Islam is NOT an American religion. Not even close.] “We need to take the 9/11 tragedy and turn it into something very positive.”

Sheffe said a community center for lower Manhattan residents is “desperately needed.” The area was mostly commercial, Sheffe said, but as more people move downtown, the lack of residential amenities is a problem.

The project got mixed reviews from families and friends of September 11 victims.

“I think it’s the right thing to do,” said Marvin Bethea, who was a paramedic at ground zero. “I lost 16 friends down there. But Muslims also got killed on 9/11. It would be a good sign of faith that we’re not condemning all Muslims and that the Muslims who did this happened to be extremists. As a black man, I know what it’s like to be discriminated against when you haven’t done anything.” [NOTE: Typical bait and switch. At first we are talking about Islam, the religious belief system. Then they switch to talk about Muslims. Some Moslems take the doctrines of Islam seriously; some don't. We are legitimately concerned about those Moslems who do take the Islamic doctrines seriously,]

Herbert Ouida, whose son was killed in the attacks, supports the project as a way to bridge cultural divide.

“I understand the anger, the bitterness and hatred, but it only generates more hatred,” Ouida said. “Such a large part of the world has this faith, and to say anyone who has this faith is a terrorist, it’s terrible.” [NOTE: Again, the bait and switch. Nobody says that all Moslems are terrorists. The correct argument is that the doctrines of Islam motivate many Moslem to become terrorists -- and also non-terrorist supremacists and silent jihadists.]

Others decried the idea of building a mosque so close to where their relatives died.

“Lower Manhattan should be made into a shrine for the people who died there,” said Michael Valentin, a retired city detective who worked at ground zero. “It breaks my heart for the families who have to put up with this. I understand they’re [building] it in a respectful way, but it just shouldn’t be down there.”

Others such as Barry Zelman said the site’s location will be a painful reminder.

“[The 9/11 terrorists] did this in the name of Islam,” Zelman said. “It’s a sacred ground where these people died, where my brother was murdered, and to be in the shadows of that religion, it’s just hypocritical and sacrilegious. “

However, Khan emphasized that the attacks killed Muslims, too. [NOTE: This is irrelevant. The memorial to the victims includes the Moslem victims. The fact that there were Moslem victims says nothing about the violent, jihadist doctrines of Islam which caused the 9/11 Moslem terrorists to do what they did.]

“Three hundred of the victims were Muslim, that’s 10 percent of the victims,” she said. “We are Americans too. The 9/11 tragedy hurt everybody including the Muslim community. We are all in this together and together we have to fight against extremism and terrorism.” [NOTE: Such fakery! If they want to fight against "extremism", then let them teach their children that the violent, intolerant, hateful, warlike passages in the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad are no longer valid. That is the only way they can fight against Islamic "extremism" and terrorism.

Cordoba House is still in its early stages of development. The American Society for Muslim Advancement is hoping to raise funds for the center to be completed in three to five years. [NOTE: Let's watch where these funds come from. Saudi Arabia? Dubai?]

“This is war of religion, not just a war between Arabs and Israelis…this is an Islamic war, which will end in victory only under the banner of Jihad”

“This is war of religion, not just a war between Arabs and Israelis…this is an Islamic war, which will end in victory only under the banner of Jihad”

Here is yet more indication that the war against Israel is a jihad against Israel, motivated by an antisemitism with deep, ancient roots in Islam — and thus it will not be solved by Israeli concessions, or the establishment of a Palestinian state. The one thing we can be sure of about this is that Western analysts will ignore it, as they have all the other indications of the same thing. “Calls for Jihad in a Rally of Kuwaiti Students Union: This Is a War of Religion, Not a War between Israelis and Arabs,” from MEMRITV, March 29 (thanks to all who sent this in):

The following excerpts are from a rally in which Kuwaiti students show solidarity with the Palestinian cause. The rally aired on Al-Jazeera TV on March 29, 2010.

Read complete article

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/04/this-is-war-of-religion-not-just-a-war-between-arabs-and-israelisthis-is-an-islamic-war-which-will-e.html

List of Islamic Terror Attacks For the Past 2 Months

 

Date Country City Killed Injured Description
2010.04.10 Afghanistan Herat 3 8 Three civilians are blown to bits by a Taliban bomb.
2010.04.10 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 3 A bomb and rocket attack on a home leave two Afghans dead and a mother 
 and two daughters severely injured.
2010.04.09 Ingushetia Ekazhevo 1 0 A female suicide bomber walks up to a group of local cops and detonates, killing at least one of them.
2010.04.09 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two Iraqis are murdered by Islamic gunmen along a city street.
2010.04.08 Iraq Shabak 1 1 Islamic militants invade the home of a Shabak religious minority member and shoot him to death.
2010.04.08 Nigeria Dakyo 2 0 A teenager is among two Christians stabbed to death by Muslim attackers.
2010.04.08 Iraq Khalis 2 0 Two civilians are shot dead at a marketplace by Mujahideen.
2010.04.07 Algeria Boumerdes 1 2 Fundamentalists kill a civilian along a busy street.
2010.04.07 India Kupwara 1 1 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists shoot an Indian soldier to death.
2010.04.07 Pakistan Hangu 2 0 Two brothers are gunned down in their home by a religious extremist.
2010.04.07 Iraq Mosul 2 4 Two civilians are murdered by Jihadi bombers.
2010.04.07 Afghanistan Jalalabad 1 15 A Shahid suicide bomber murders a civilian.
2010.04.06 Iraq Baghdad 50 187 At least fifty Iraqi civilians, including children, are blown to Allah by dedicated Sunni bombers.
2010.04.05 Ingushetia Karabulak 2 1 Two Russian cops are murdered by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2010.04.05 Pakistan Nasirabad 2 0 A woman and her lover are shot by her brother in an honor killing.
2010.04.05 Nigeria Jos 3 12 Three Christians are killed when their peaceful rally is attacked by militant Muslims.
2010.04.05 Iraq al-Shalamija 2 2 Jihadi bombers take down two local cops.
2010.04.05 Iraq Baghdad 6 0 Four children, ages 6 to 11, are among a family of six Shia massacred in their home by Sunni gunmen
2010.04.05 Pakistan Peshawar 4 18 Tehreek-e-Taliban attack the US consulate in a coordinated bombing 
 and shooting attack that leaves four dead.
2010.04.05 Pakistan Timergarah 55 80 Fifty-five people at a political rally are dismembered by Mujahideen bombers.
2010.04.04 Pakistan Mohmand 3 0 Three villagers are cut down by a Taliban ambush.
2010.04.04 Thailand Narathiwat 3 9 Muslim terrorists open fire inside a tea shop, killing at least three civilians.
2010.04.04 Iraq Mosul 3 40 Jihadis detonate a car bomb that kills at least three Iraqis.
2010.04.03 Algeria Tifra 8 4 Fundamentalists detonate two bombs an hour apart, sending eight souls to Allah.
2010.04.03 Iraq Baghdad 41 237 Three bloody suicide blasts target the Iranian, Egyptian and German embassies, leaving at least forty dead.
2010.04.03 Afghanistan Marja 2 4 Women and children are among the casualties when a loaded tractor runs over a Taliban landmine.
2010.04.03 Dagestan Kizlyar 1 0 A cop is gunned down in an Islamic drive-by.
2010.04.03 Afghanistan Helmand 3 0 Three Afghan cops are taken down by Taliban bombers.
2010.04.02 Pakistan Kurram 1 1 Islamic militants fire into a civilian vehicle, killing one occupant.
2010.04.02 Afghanistan Khost 3 0 Three security guards are killed by Sunni hardliners in two bombings.
2010.04.02 India Rajouri 1 0 Lashkar-e-Toiba members draw in and kill a soldier with a phony surrender offer.
2010.04.02 Iraq Jalawla 2 1 A boy and his father are killed by roadside bombers. The boy’s mother is injured.
2010.04.02 Iraq Hor Rajib 25 6 al-Qaeda Islamists roll into a village and tie up 20 men and five women, then shoot some to death and slit the throat of others.
2010.04.02 Somalia Mogadishu 20 62 At least twenty civilians are killed in a ‘relentless’ assault by al-Shabaab on government positions.
2010.04.01 Pakistan Faisalabad 3 0 Two brothers are among three members of the Ahamdi religious minority brutally gunned down on their way home from work.
2010.04.01 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 A woman and girl are ‘slaughtered’ by suspected terrorists.
2010.04.01 Thailand Narathiwat 6 10 Six Buddhist villagers are ambushed and shot to death by Religion of Peace radicals.
2010.03.31 Dagestan Kizlyar 12 23 Two suicide bombers send twelve innocent souls to Allah, including rescue workers.
2010.03.31 Afghanistan Lashkar Gah 13 43 A dozen people at a wheat market (including eight children) are blown to bits by a Jihad bicycle bomb.
2010.03.31 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Sunni bombers take out a couple of local cops.
2010.03.31 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 45-year-old civilian is shot twice in the back of the head by Muslim militants.
2010.03.31 Pakistan Khyber 6 20 Six security personnel are killed in a sustained attack by armed fundamentalists.
2010.03.31 Thailand Pattani 1 2 Islamic militants shoot one man to death and wound two others as they are watcing TV in their home.
2010.03.30 Afghanistan Heart 5 2 The Taliban murder five civilians with a roadside bomb.
2010.03.30 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two civilians are shot to death by Sunni militants.
2010.03.30 India Hyderabad 1 25 Muslims attack a Hindu festival, burning cows, destroying property and stabbing a 22-year-old to death.
2010.03.29 Iraq Karbala 12 74 A triple suicide bombing at a restaurant and an ambulance stand leaves a dozen dead.
2010.03.29 Russia Moscow 38 102 Female suicide bombers massacre about forty subway commuters and leave another one-hundred in agony.
2010.03.29 Thailand Yala 1 0 A village chief is brutally gunned down at a wedding by Muslim separatists.
2010.03.29 Pakistan Peshawar 2 3 A teenage suicide bomber sends two Pakistanis to Allah.
2010.03.29 Iraq Kirkuk 1 0 Terrorists kidnap a police officer and shoot him to death.
2010.03.29 Pakistan Kurram 3 0 The Taliban kidnap and cut the throats of three tribal elders.
2010.03.29 Pakistan Tank 1 2 A Shahid suicide bomber murders a civilian on his way home from a village defense meeting.
2010.03.29 Pakistan Mamoond 2 8 Two people are killed by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
2010.03.28 Pakistan Thal 6 0 Six truck drivers bringing supplies to a Shia town are kidnapped and shot dead in captivity by Sunni radicals.
2010.03.28 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 A Somali tribal elder is assassinated by suspected Hizbul-Islam militants.
2010.03.28 Iraq Mosul 1 3 A 3-year-old child dies when Mujahideen bombers target a Christian woman and her three daughters in their home.
2010.03.28 Iraq Quaim 6 24 Six people at a construction site are killed in a coordinated series of bomb blasts.
2010.03.27 Somalia Mogadishu 4 2 al-Shabaab Islamists kill four people, including a woman, with a roadside bomb.
2010.03.27 Afghanistan Kabul 6 7 Children are among the casualties of three bombings that leave six civilians dead around the country.
2010.03.27 Afghanistan Helmand 1 0 A suicide bomber murders a British soldier clearing mines from a civilian road.
2010.03.27 Iraq Saadiya 3 1 Islamic terrorists open fire on a group of civilians outside their home, killing three.
2010.03.26 Iraq Khalis 53 105 Two massive bomb blasts at a shopping area leave over fifty innocent people dead.
2010.03.26 Israel Gaza Border 2 2 Two Israeli soldiers are killed by Hamas gunfire.
2010.03.26 Afghanistan Khost 1 3 An aid worker is killed when Talibanis fire on a group rebuilding a school.
2010.03.25 Iraq Touz Khormato 2 6 Two people are killed by Jihadi bombers.
2010.03.25 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 Suspected al-Qaeda bombers murder a Sunni.
2010.03.25 Afghanistan Khost 2 4 Two Afghan civilians are killed when Islamic hardliners attack a NATO base.
2010.03.25 Pakistan Orakzai 2 0 Two tribal elders are abducted and beheaded by Religion of Peace radicals.
2010.03.25 Iraq Ramadi 1 8 A Shahid suicide bomber takes out an Iraqi.
2010.03.25 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 A mother and daughter are brutally shot to death in their home by Muslim terrorists.
2010.03.24 Afghanistan Ghazni 3 0 Three local cops are blasted to death by Taliban bombers.
2010.03.24 Afghanistan Kabul 2 1 Islamic militants stop a vehicle with a roadside bomb, then machine-gun the occupants.
2010.03.24 Iraq Hit 3 2 A teenage suicide bomber murders three people in their home.
2010.03.24 Iraq Radwaniya 5 0 Five Iraqi soldiers are shot to death execution style at a checkpoint.
2010.03.24 Afghanistan Uruzgan 2 0 Two men working for a land-mine clearing operation are murdered by Islamists.
2010.03.23 Pakistan Orakzai 1 0 A tribal elder is abducted and executed by religious extremists.
2010.03.23 Iraq Balad Ruz 1 0 Suspected al-Qaeda bombers take down a Sunni leader.
2010.03.22 Pakistan Rawalpindi 1 1 A Christian dies after being burned alive three days earlier for refusing to embrace Islam. His wife was also raped.
2010.03.22 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 Two city workers are brutally shot to death by Muslim terrorists.
2010.03.22 Iraq Mosul 1 0 An electrician is murdered in front of his home by drive-by Jihadis.
2010.03.22 Iraq Radwaniya 2 0 Islamic ‘insurgents’ gun down two policemen.
2010.03.21 Pakistan Quetta 4 5 A suicide bomber on a bicycle pedals to paradise, taking four innocents with him.
2010.03.21 Pakistan North Waziristan 4 0 Tehreek-e-Taliban hardliners abduct and execute four local tribesmen.
2010.03.21 Afganistan Helmand 10 7 Ten Afghans at a market are blown to bits by a Shahid suicide bomber.
2010.03.21 Iraq Yusufiya 3 5 Three Iraqis are taken down by a roadside bomb.
2010.03.21 Iraq Mosul 1 0 An elderly man is gunned down in his home by Islamic terrorists.
2010.03.21 Afghanistan Khost 3 3 Three young men are killed when Islamists bomb a picnic area.
2010.03.21 Iraq Garma 2 0 A man and wife are shot to death in their home by al-Qaeda.
2010.03.20 Pakistan Peshawar 1 0 Hardliners beat a student to death for playing music, which they consider to be against Islamic teaching.
2010.03.20 Somalia Kismayo 1 0 Islamists gun down a rival.
2010.03.20 Pakistan Kurram 1 6 A woman is killed in the crossfire when rival religious groups clash.
2010.03.20 Pakistan Quetta 4 0 Four Shias are shredded by gunfire in a suspected sectarian attack.
2010.03.19 Pakistan Kurram 2 3 Islamists attack the houses of peace committee members, leaving two dead.
2010.03.19 Iraq Baghdad 4 7 Four Iraqis are blown to bits by Mujahideen bombers.
2010.03.19 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslim radicals gun down an auto parts salesman.
2010.03.18 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 Islamists gun down an off-cuty policeman on his way home.
2010.03.18 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 Islamic terrorists murder a woman inside her home.
2010.03.18 Iraq Sherquat 2 0 Two men are abducted and beheaded by suspected al-Qaeda.
2010.03.18 Iraq Mosul 2 1 A woman in her home is among two people murdered by Islamic terrorists.
2010.03.18 Israel Netiv Haasara 1 0 A 30-year-old farm laborer is killed by a Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza.
2010.03.18 Pakistan Mohmand 1 0 A young girl is taken out by a Taliban landmine.
2010.03.17 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A 55-year-old Christian father is shot down in cold blood.
2010.03.17 Nigeria Dyie 13 6 Thirteen more Christian villagers are massacred by Muslim raiders in an overnight attack, including a mother and two children burned to death. Victims also had their tongues cut out.
2010.03.17 Thailand Yala 1 2 Muslim militants murder a teenage boy and seriously injure his parents.
2010.03.17 Pakistan Khyber 5 2 Five security personnel are slain by an Islamist attack on a checkpost.
2010.03.16 India Srinagar 4 9 A salesman is among four people murdered in two separate attacks by Islamic snipers.
2010.03.16 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Islamic radicals shoot a 43-year-old Buddhist civilian to death.
2010.03.16 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A woman and her daughter are gunned down by Sunni terrorists.
2010.03.16 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Islamists shoot a 38-year old teacher to death in an attack that leaves his 7-year-old son injured.
2010.03.16 Iraq Mussayab 8 11 Jihadis plant two bombs on a bus that leave eight dead and eleven more in agony.
2010.03.16 Pakistan Kurram 3 0 Three local tribesmen are killed in a botched kidnapping attempt by Taliban hardliners.
2010.03.15 Iraq Mosul 3 2 Three police are killed in separate Mujahideen attacks.
2010.03.15 Afghanistan Ghazni 3 0 Three civilians are shredded by a Taliban shrapnel bomb.
2010.03.15 Iraq Khaldiya 1 0 A Sunni cleric is assassinated by Religion of Peace rivals.
2010.03.15 Somalia Mahaday 1 0 The Christian pastor of an underground church is hunted down like an animal by Islamists and shot to death. (He was not a convert to Islam).
2010.03.15 Iraq Fallujah 8 28 A Shahid suicide bomber detonates among a group of laborers, leaving at least eight dead.
2010.03.14 Afghanistan Marjah 1 0 A reported beheading of a local civilian by the Taliban is confirmed.
2010.03.14 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 1 0 Islamic terrorists kill a civilian with a landmine.
2010.03.14 Pakistan Khyber 2 0 An electrician is among two civilians shot to death by Islamic militants.
2010.03.14 Iraq Mosul 1 0 An imam leaving a mosque is gunned down by Religion of Peace rivals.
2010.03.14 Iraq Mosul 4 2 Four local cops are cut to pieces by Jihadi roadside bombers.
2010.03.14 India Srinagar 1 5 Islamic militants lob a hand grenade at a police vehicle, killing one officer.
2010.03.13 Pakistan Mohmand 3 0 Three tribal members are machine-gunned to death by Religion of Peace radicals.
2010.03.13 Pakistan Mingora 17 51 Seventeen people at a courthouse are blown to bits by a Tehreek-e-Taliban suicide bomber pulling a rickshaw.
2010.03.13 Afghanistan Kandahar 35 52 About thirty innocent people are incinerated by a series of paradise-seeking suicide bombers
2010.03.13 Iraq Baghdad 3 19 Three Iraqis are taken down by a pair of Jihad blasts.
2010.03.12 Iraq Zoubaa 1 1 Freedom fighters kill a young boy outside of a policeman’s home.
2010.03.12 Thailand Yala 2 2 A respected police chief is murdered by Islamic bombers six months short of retirement.
2010.03.12 Egypt Marsa Matruh 0 23 Twenty-three Chistians are injured when a Muslim mob attacks their community after rumors of a church construction.
2010.03.12 India Srinagar 1 0 A civilian standing outside a mosque is murdered by a Mujahideen sniper.
2010.03.12 Iraq Karbalah 2 3 A car bomb follows prayers, leaving two dead.
2010.03.12 Pakistan Lahore 62 85 Over sixty innocents are sent to Allah by two Fedayeen suicide bombers.
2010.03.11 Pakistan Peshawar 4 21 A child is among four people taken down by a suicide bomber.
2010.03.11 Afghanistan Kapisa 5 3 Four children and one adult are dismembered by a Taliban roadside blast.
2010.03.11 Thailand Pattani 3 1 Three telephone company workers are shot by Mujahideen and then set on fire while still alive.
2010.03.11 Somalia Mogadishu 2 0 Two telecom employees are dragged into the street and beheaded by Religion of Peace extremists.
2010.03.11 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Islamists gun down a 61-year-old Buddhist broom salesman.
2010.03.11 Afghanistan Paktia 3 1 Three local security personnel are murdered by fundamentalist bombers.
2010.03.11 Pakistan Bajaur 2 0 Two people are killed in a shooting ambush by Islamic militants.
2010.03.11 Pakistan Karachi 4 0 Four Sunnis are shot to death by Shiites while riding in a car.
2010.03.10 Somalia Mogadishu 42 83 At least forty civilians are killed during a sustained assault by al-Shabaab militia.
2010.03.10 Pakistan Oghi 6 0 Six aid workers of a Christian charity are herded out of their office by Muslim gunmen and machine-gunned to death.
2010.03.10 Afghanistan Faryab 2 4 Two children are blown apart by a terrorist landmine. Four others are injured.
2010.03.10 Afghanistan Paktika 5 4 Five security personnel are killed by a Shahid suicide bomber.
2010.03.09 Afghanistan Khost 2 3 A Shahid suicide bomber at a military base kills two soldiers.
2010.03.09 Lebanon Hakr al-Daheri 1 0 A 24-year-old woman with a boyfriend is shot twice in the head by her brother to ‘cleanse the family honor.’
2010.03.09 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Sunni terrorists gun down a man at a bus station.
2010.03.09 Somalia Mogadishu 3 0 At least three civilians are killed during an attack by Islamic militia.
2010.03.09 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 Islamists assassinate a rival in an open-air market.
2010.03.09 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 45-year-old salesman is shot once in the back of the head, then set on fire by Religion of Peace terrorists.
2010.03.08 Pakistan Lahore 15 60 Fifteen people are blown to bits by a Fedayeen suicide bomber at an office park.
2010.03.08 Afghanistan Badghis 12 0 Ten civilians and two local cops are dismembered by two Sunni bombs.
2010.03.08 Niger Niamey 5 0 Five members of a border patrol lose their lives to an al-Qaeda ambush.
2010.03.08 Pakistan Lashkar-e-Islam 2 0 Lashkar-e-Islam gunmen take down two people in separate attacks.
2010.03.08 Pakistan South Waziristan 2 1 Two tribal elders are blown apart by a Taliban roadside bomb.
2010.03.08 Iraq Fallujah 2 1 Two civilians are gunned down by Sunni terrorists.
2010.03.07 Nigeria Dogo Nahauwa 528 600 Over five-hundred Christians, mostly women and children, are hacked to death by Muslim raiders with machetes in a night-time attack on their village. The killers yelled ‘Allah Akbar,’ as they chopped.
2010.03.07 India Srinagar 1 0 A 30-year-old shopkeeper is murdered by Islamic gunmen.
2010.03.07 Yemen Sanaa 2 0 Two hospital guards are gunned down by an al-Qaeda terrorist.
2010.03.07 Afghanistan Baghlan 19 0 At least 19 civilians are killed when the Taliban and Hezb-e-Islami fundamentalist terror groups clash.
2010.03.07 Iraq Baghdad 51 140 Over fifty Iraqis are taken down in a series of bomb blasts and shootings around the country by Mujahideen intent on disrupting elections.
2010.03.07 Pakistan Orakzai 1 0 The beheaded body of a tribal elder is found a few days after his abduction by the Taliban.
2010.03.07 Pakistan Lahore 1 0 A Christian man dies during a home invasion by Muslim gunmen.
2010.03.06 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A taxi driver dies after a savage machete attack by Muslim separatists.
2010.03.06 Iraq Najaf 4 54 Four Shia pilgrims are killed when Sunni radicals bomb a shrine.
2010.03.06 Iraq Garma 1 2 A woman is taken out by a Jihadi bomber.
2010.03.05 Iraq Mussayab 1 0 A child is blown apart by Mujahideen bombers.
2010.03.05 Pakistan Hangu 12 35 At least four women are among a dozen dead Shiites after a Sunni suicide bomber detonates near a passenger bus.
2010.03.04 Afghanistan Kandahar 5 0 Five construction workers are shot to pieces at point-blank range by Islamic terrorists.
2010.03.04 Pakistan Chamarkand 1 0 One person is killed when religious extremists attack a security post with rockets.
2010.03.04 Iraq Baghdad 17 61 Three separate Jihad bombings take the lives of seventeen people, including voters waiting in line.
2010.03.03 Somalia Mogadishu 12 49 Children are among those killed during an al-Shabaab assault.
2010.03.03 Iraq Mosul 1 0 An imam is gunned down in his mosque by Religion of Peace rivals.
2010.03.03 Iraq Baquba 33 55 Three Shahid suicide bombers take down more than thirty Iraqis in coordinated attacks.
2010.03.03 Iraq Kirkuk 2 0 Terrorists stab a man and his wife to death inside their home.
2010.03.02 Thailand Pattani 2 2 Islamists open fire on a father and his three daughters, killing him and a 7-year-old.
2010.03.02 Pakistan Khuzdar 2 12 Suspected fundamentalists bomb a music show, killing two college students.
2010.03.01 Afghanistan Baghdad 3 0 A 10-year-old boy is among three people killed by dedicated Islamic bombers.
2010.03.01 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 15 A civilian is killed by a Taliban bomb.
2010.03.01 Afghanistan Lashkar Gah 2 0 Two employees of a construction company are incinerated by a Sunni roadside bomb.
2010.03.01 Afghanistan Kandahar 4 0 Four civilians die in a brutal suicide attack on a bridge.
2010.03.01 Iraq Baghdad 4 0 Islamic fundamentalists bomb a liquor store, killing the owner and three patrons.
2010.03.01 Philippines Mindanao 1 0 A Chinese national dies from health complications suffered during an Abu Sayyaf kidnapping.
2010.03.01 India Shimoga 1 0 A man dies from injuries after being hit with stones thrown by a mob angered over a newspaper article deemed insulting to Islam.
2010.03.01 Pakistan Karak 4 24 A Holy Warrior sends four innocents to Allah with a suicide bomb.
2010.02.28 Afghanistan Khost 6 0 Six local soldiers die in two Taliban bomb attacks.
2010.02.28 Iraq Khalidiya 2 2 Jihadis take out two Iraqis with a car bomb.
2010.02.28 Afghanistan Kabul 5 2 Muslim terrorists shoot five family members to death inside their home.
2010.02.28 Afghanistan Helmand 11 0 Two women and two children are among eleven civilians taken down by Islamic bombers.
2010.02.27 Philippines Tubigan 15 13 Women and five children (ages 1 to 11) are among thirteen gunned down by Moro Islamists sweeping through a Christian village.
2010.02.27 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 1 7 A sectarian sniper takes down one civilian in a Sunni procession.
2010.02.27 Pakistan Karak 4 23 A child is among four locals murdered in separate suicide bombings.
2010.02.27 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Islamic separatists pump a 70-year-old man full of bullets as he is walking home.
2010.02.27 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 7 38 Seven people are killed in a sectarian mob attack on a seminary.
2010.02.26 Somalia Mogadishu 4 5 An Islamist landmine attack leaves four local soldiers dead.
2010.02.26 Afghanistan Kabul 17 32 Religious extremists attack guesthouses with suicide bombs and gunfire, killing seventeen people, including several foreigners.
2010.02.26 Pakistan Lahore 0 3 A Christian family is terrorized in their home by a Muslim gang. One girl is raped and the other stabbed four times.
2010.02.26 Iraq Mosul 3 22 Three Iraqis are taken down by a Jihadi bomb planted in a dumpster.
2010.02.26 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 An imam is shot to death by members of a rival mosque.
2010.02.26 Liberia Voinjama 4 23 A Muslim mob burns churches and kills at least four Christians.
2010.02.25 Saudi Arabia Riyadh 1 3 Four British cyclists are delibertely run down by drivers in two cars. A 54-year-old humanitarian worker dies from injuries.
2010.02.25 India Pulwama 1 0 Mujahideen gun down a shopkeeper.
2010.02.25 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two members of a minority community are gunned down in their store by militant Muslims.
2010.02.25 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two women are killed in separate Jihad attacks. One is stabbed and the other beheaded.
2010.02.24 Pakistan Peshawar 4 0 Four young brothers, ages 4 to 17, are destroyed by a Taliban rocket attack on their home.
2010.02.24 Pakistan North Waziristan 3 0 Three civilians have their throats cut by the Taliban, who throw their headless bodies into a ditch.
2010.02.24 Pakistan Hangu 3 3 Suspected Islamic radicals fire on a railway car, killing three passengers, including a college student.
2010.02.24 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 Terrorists assassinate a judge with a bomb outside his home.
2010.02.23 Iraq Mosul 2 5 Jihadis gun down two local cops.
2010.02.23 India Baramulla 3 3 Islamic militants open fire on a group of Indian soldiers, killing three.
2010.02.23 Iraq Baghdad 3 5 Islamists plant a bomb on a dead body, which kills three people assigned to remove the corpse.
2010.02.23 Afghanistan Lashkar Gah 7 14 Seven civilians at a bus stop are blown to pieces by a bicycle bomb.
2010.02.23 Iraq Mosul 3 0 A Christian father and his two sons are murdered in their home. They were relatives of a priest.
2010.02.23 Ingushetia Ordzhonikidzevskaya 1 0 A security officer is gunned down in his car by Muslim rebels.
2010.02.22 Pakistan Swat 6 5 A half-dozen people are taken down by a Shahid suicide bomber at a marketplace.
2010.02.22 Iraq Baghdad 8 0 Eight Shia family members, including a pregnant woman are shot and beheaded in their home by suspected al-Qaeda.
2010.02.22 Iraq Baghdad 7 8 A university professor and a streetsweeper are among seven people shot to death by Muslim terrorists in separate attacks.
2010.02.22 Algeria Boumerdes 1 5 A local soldier is killed in a bomb attack by Islamic fundamentalists.
2010.02.22 Pakistan Peshawar 1 1 A prominent Shia leader is assassinated by Sunni gunmen.
2010.02.22 Iraq Baghdad 4 0 Sunni militants invade a home and gun down a Shia woman and her three daughters.
2010.02.22 India Baramulla 1 3 A local family is brutally assaulted by Muslim thugs, who smash the head of their 10-day old infant with a rock.
2010.02.22 Pakistan Mingora 13 41 Four women are among more than a dozen innocents blasted to death by a Shahid suicide bomber.
2010.02.22 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two guards at a shop are shot to death in a Muslim drive-by.
2010.02.22 Indonesia Aceh 2 0 A man and his son are shot to death by Jemaah Islamiyah linked terrorists.
2010.02.22 Iraq Ramadi 5 5 A Jihadi car bomb takes down five Iraqis outside a government building, including a 6-year-old boy.
2010.02.21 Pakistan Khyber 2 0 The heads of three Sikhs, kidnapped by the Taliban, are discovered. Two were businessmen who did not pay the Jizya. The other would not embrace Islam.
2010.02.21 Somalia Mogadishu 3 0 Three men are killed in a Hizbul Islam bombing.
2010.02.21 Iraq Taji 1 7 Sunni gunmen fire on a bus carrying Shia pilgrims, killing at least one passenger.
2010.02.21 Iraq Tikrit 1 2 A suicide bomber targeting a mosque manages to kill one civilian.
2010.02.21 Iraq Khanaqin 5 1 Jihadis gun down five guards at a power station at point-blank range
2010.02.20 Pakistan Swat 1 0 The body of a businessman kidnapped earlier by Islamic fundamentalists is discovered.
2010.02.20 Ingushetia Nazran 2 37 Two people are blown to bits by an Islamic bomb.
2010.02.20 Pakistan Balakot 1 3 Three suicide attackers manage to kill only one police officer in assaults on two stations.
2010.02.20 Afghanistan Helmand 2 0 Two civilians on a motorcycle are murdered by Mujahid bombers.
2010.02.20 Iraq Mosul 3 2 Three Iraqis are dismembered by Sunni bombers.
2010.02.20 Bangladesh Baghaichhari 8 200 At least eight people are killed when Muslim villagers riot against Christian and Buddhist neighbors.
2010.02.20 Afghanistan Helmand 6 2 The Taliban open fire on a group of police officers clearing a poppy field, killing six.
2010.02.20 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A 57-year-old Christian shopkeeper is kidnapped and brutally shot to death by Muslim kidnappers.
2010.02.19 Afghanistan Kandahar 4 0 Four civilians are taken down by a Taliban roadside bomb.
2010.02.19 Iraq Tal Afar 1 0 Islamic gunmen murder a cop on his way home.
2010.02.19 Iraq Ramadi 10 15 Terrorists successfully kill ten Iraqis with a car bomb.
2010.02.19 Philippines Basilan 2 1 Two local soldiers killed by an Abu Sayyaf bomb.
2010.02.18 Pakistan Mingora 1 2 Taliban hard-liners ambush a police patrol, killing one officer.
2010.02.18 Iraq Baghdad 13 26 A Fedayeen suicide bomber sends over a dozen Iraqis to Allah.
2010.02.18 Pakistan Tirah 31 110 Thirty people are incinerated by a Shahid suicide bomber at a rival mosque.
2010.02.18 Iraq Mosul 0 22 A Jihadi car bombing injures two dozen people.
2010.02.18 Thailand Yala 1 12 Industrious Islamists shoot a civilian to death in one district and set off a motorcycle bomb in another.
2010.02.17 Philippines Mindanao 1 2 A 9-year-old boy is taken down by a Moro Islamist landmine.
2010.02.17 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Another young Christian is shot to death by Muslim extremists.
2010.02.17 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Religion of Peace advocates behead two government soldiers trying to guard teachers.
2010.02.16 Iraq Mosul 2 9 Holy Warriors manage to kill two Iraqis with a car bomb.
2010.02.16 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A woman and a civil servant are gunned down in separate Jihad attacks.
2010.02.15 Yemen Jawf 1 0 A 51-year-old man is shot to death by Shia radicals while eating lunch.
2010.02.15 Lebanon Ain el Hilweh 2 0 An attack by a Sunni fundamentalist group leaves two people dead, including a woman.
2010.02.15 Somalia Mogadishu 2 2 An al-Shabaab suicide bomber targets a moving vehicle, killing two bystanders.
2010.02.15 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 A rubber tapper and her daughter are gunned down by Muslim radicals on the plantation where they worked.
2010.02.15 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 36-year-old man is shot to death by Islamic militants at his work site.
2010.02.15 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A 20-year-old Christian student is kidnapped and brutally murdered by Mujahideen.
2010.02.15 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A 42-year-old Christian is shot to death in front of his store.
2010.02.14 Iraq Mosul 1 1 Islamists enter a Christian businessman’s home and murder him.
2010.02.14 Ingushetia Nazran 2 0 Jihadis wipe out a young man and his mother near the entrance to a mosque.
2010.02.14 Dagestan Novogodari 3 0 A young girl is among three people killed when Muslim gunmen open up on a vehicle.
2010.02.14 Pakistan Sindh 3 16 Suspected fundamentalists bomb a movie theater, leaving at least three innocents dead.
2010.02.14 Pakistan Khyber 3 0 Muslim radicals gun down three civilians in separate attacks.
2010.02.14 Iraq Baghdad 2 6 Mujahideen bomb a cafe, killing two patrons.
2010.02.14 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Islamists brutally murder a Buddhist woman and her 13-year-old daughter.
2010.02.13 Iraq Kufa 6 10 A female suicide bomber murders at least six Shia pilgrims headed to a religious ceremony.
2010.02.13 India Pune 17 37 Five women are more than a dozen innocents blasted to death by a Mujahid bomber at a bakery near a Jewish center.
2010.02.13 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 7 A Fedayeen suicide bomber sends two other souls to Allah.
2010.02.13 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 44-year-old man is gunned down by Islamic militants while using the restroom.
2010.02.13 Pakistan Kasur 1 0 A Muslim mob beats a young man to death after his father declares himself a prophet.
2010.02.13 Thailand Pattani 1 2 Muslim militants shoot a man sitting on his front porch with friends.
2010.02.12 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 38-year-old man is murdered by Muslim gunmen.
2010.02.12 Iraq Buhriz 2 0 A man and his son are blown to bits by Jihadi bombers.
2010.02.12 Yemen Saada 1 7 Militant Shiites ambush and kill a government soldier.
2010.02.12 Somalia Afgoye 2 0 al-Shabaab Islamists shoot two civilians to death.
2010.02.11 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 An imam at a mosque is gunned down by sectarian rivals.
2010.02.11 Philippines Cotabato 1 0 Muslim extremists shoot a man to death as he is riding a motorbike to work.
2010.02.11 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Jihadis murder a 17-year-old with an IED.
2010.02.11 Pakistan Bannu 15 24 Fifteen innocents are blown to bits in a double suicide bombing by Islamic militants.
2010.02.10 Somalia Hamarjajab 5 7 al-Shabaab militants take out five Somalis with a roadside bomb.
2010.02.10 Pakistan Khyber 1 2 The Taliban murder a member of a rescue team.
2010.02.10 Iraq Baquba 2 1 Jihadi gunmen take down two Iraqis in their own home.
2010.02.10 Iraq Abu Ghraib 2 4 Two Iraqi cops are blown apart by Mujahideen bombers.
2010.02.10 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A Buddhist man at a bird singing competition is brutally gunned down by Muslim radicals.
2010.02.10 Israel Nablus 1 0 A Palestinian policeman walks up to an Israeli soldier and stabs him to death.
2010.02.10 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Two men are shot to death by Mujahideen in separate attacks.
2010.02.10 Pakistan Khyber 18 10 A teenage Fedayeen suicide bomber detonates along a highway, killing nearly twenty others.

 

The number of mosques and mosque attendants are witnessing a tremendous increase in recent years in America. 
 About two million Muslims are associated with the mosques as the number of attendants increases to more than 75% during the last five years. 
 There were only 500,000 Muslims going to a mosque in 1994. This was revealed by a comprehensive study of the mosques throughout the country. 
 The study points out that estimates of a total Muslim population of 6-7 million in America seems reasonable in view of the figure of two million Muslims associated with the mosques. 
 An average of 1,629 Muslims associate in some way with the religious life of each mosque, such as attending mosque for Friday and Eid prayers.

They’re here folks. Lots of them and they are waiting for the call from there Imam to start the bombing here….again!

White House to remove ‘Islamic radicalism’ from terror terms…

Not all terrorism: Obama tries to change subject

 

Apr 7, 2:04 AM (ET)

By MATT APUZZO

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s advisers plan to remove terms such as “Islamic radicalism” from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism, counterterrorism officials say.

The change would be a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventive war. It currently states, “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century.”

The officials described the changes on condition of anonymity because the document is still being written and is unlikely to be released for weeks, and the White House would not discuss it. But rewriting the strategy document is the latest example of Obama putting his stamp on U.S. foreign policy, as with his promises to dismantle nuclear weapons and limit the situations in which they can be used.

The revisions are part of a larger effort about which the White House talks openly, one that seeks to change not just how the U.S. talks to Muslim nations, but also what it talks to them about, from health care and science to business startups and education.

That shift away from terrorism has been building for a year, since Obama went to Cairo and promised a “new beginning” in the relationship between the U.S. and the Muslim world. The White House believes the previous administration based that relationship entirely on fighting terrorism and winning the war of ideas.

“You take a country where the overwhelming majority are not going to become terrorists, and you go in and say, ‘We’re building you a hospital so you don’t become terrorists.’ That doesn’t make much sense,” National Security Council staffer Pradeep Ramamurthy said.

Ramamurthy runs the administration’s Global Engagement Directorate, a four-person National Security Council team that Obama launched last May with little fanfare and a vague mission to use diplomacy and outreach “in pursuit of a host of national security objectives.” Since then, the division has not only helped change the vocabulary of fighting terrorism, but also has shaped the way the country invests in Muslim businesses, studies global warming, supports scientific research and combats polio.

Before diplomats go abroad, they hear from the Ramamurthy or his deputy, Jenny Urizar. When officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration returned from Indonesia, the NSC got a rundown about research opportunities on global warming. Ramamurthy maintains a database of interviews conducted by 50 U.S. embassies worldwide. And business leaders from more than 40 countries head to Washington this month for an “entrepreneurship summit” for Muslim businesses.

“Do you want to think about the U.S. as the nation that fights terrorism or the nation you want to do business with?” Ramamurthy said.

To deliver that message, Obama’s speechwriters have taken inspiration from an unlikely source: former President Ronald Reagan. Visiting communist China in 1984, Reagan spoke at Fudan University in Shanghai about education, space exploration and scientific research. He discussed freedom and liberty. He never mentioned communism or democracy.

“They didn’t look up to the U.S. because we hated communism,” said Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, Obama’s foreign policy speechwriter.

Like Reagan in China, Obama in Cairo made only passing references to terrorism. Instead he focused on cooperation. He announced the U.S. would team up to fight polio with the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, a multinational body based in Saudi Arabia. The U.S. and OIC had worked together before, but never with that focus.

“President Obama saw it as an opportunity to say, ‘We work on things far beyond the war on terrorism,’” World Health Organization spokeswoman Sona Bari said.

Polio is endemic in three Muslim countries – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan – but some Muslim leaders have been suspicious of vaccination efforts, which they believed to be part of a CIA sterilization campaign. Last year, the OIC and religious scholars at the International Islamic Fiqh Academy issued a fatwa, or religious decree, that parents should vaccinate their children.

“We’re probably entering into a whole new level of engagement between the OIC and the polio program because of the stimulus coming from the U.S. government,” said Michael Galway, who works on polio eradication for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also began working more closely with local Islamic leaders in northern Nigeria, a network that had been overlooked for years, said John Fitzsimmons, the deputy director of the CDC’s immunization division.

Though health officials are reluctant to assign credit to any one action, new polio cases in Nigeria fell from 83 during the first quarter of last year to just one so far this year, Fitzsimmons said.

Public opinion polls also showed consistent improvement in U.S. sentiment within the Muslim world last year, though the viewpoints are still overwhelmingly negative.

Obama did not invent Muslim outreach. President George W. Bush gave the White House its first Quran, hosted its first Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan and loudly stated support for Muslim democracies like Turkey.

But the Bush administration struggled with its rhetoric. Muslims criticized Bush for describing the war on terrorism as a “crusade” and labeling the invasion of Afghanistan “Operation Infinite Justice” – words that were seen as religious. He regularly identified America’s enemy as “Islamic extremists” and “radical jihadists.”

Karen Hughes, a Bush confidante who served as his top diplomat to the Muslim world in his second term, urged the White House to stop.

“I did recommend that, in my judgment, it’s unfortunate because of the way it’s heard. We ought to avoid the language of religion,” Hughes said. “Whenever they hear ‘Islamic extremism, Islamic jihad, Islamic fundamentalism,’ they perceive it as a sort of an attack on their faith. That’s the world view Osama bin Laden wants them to have.”

Hughes and Juan Zarate, Bush’s former deputy national security adviser, said Obama’s efforts build on groundwork from Bush’s second term, when some of the rhetoric softened. But by then, Zarate said, it was overshadowed by the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and a prolonged Iraq war.

“In some ways, it didn’t matter what the president did or said. People weren’t going to be listening to him in the way we wanted them to,” Zarate said. “The difference is, President Obama had a fresh start.”

Obama’s foreign policy posture is not without political risk. Even as Obama steps up airstrikes on terrorists abroad, he has proven vulnerable to Republican criticism on security issues at home, such as the failed Christmas Day airline bombing and the announced-then-withdrawn plan to prosecute self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York.

Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist and former Bush adviser, is skeptical of Obama’s engagement effort. It “doesn’t appear to have created much in the way of strategic benefit” in the Middle East peace process or in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he said.

Obama runs the political risk of seeming to adopt politically correct rhetoric abroad while appearing tone-deaf on national security issues at home, Feaver said.

The White House dismisses such criticism. In June, Obama will travel to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, and is expected to revisit many of the themes of his Cairo speech.

“This is the long-range direction we need to go in,” Ramamurthy said.

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