Archive for the ‘War on Terror’ Category

Olbermann Calls Foxs’ 24 “Propaganda”

January 17, 2007

OlbermannKeith Olbermann attacked Foxs’ 24 as a “a program length commercial for one political party.” A somewhat realistic portrayal of a massive terror attack on on the US is automatically propaganda? What if Fox had made a movie which showed 19 hijackers flying 4 planes into targets all over the northeast before 9/11? Would that have been dismissed as propaganda and fear mongering Keith?

If Keith Olbermann is the sickness… Hugh Hewitt is the cure. This from todays opinion piece on ABC news:

 Given that there are easily, oh, 10 million people in the world who would stand up and cheer at the real version of Monday night’s fictionalized attack, and at least a few tens of thousands trying hard to do a deed of at least proportionate scale given the weaponry available, it is silly to argue that “it” couldn’t possibly happen. Of course it could happen. Eventually another nuke will go off, and it is not likely to be the obvious action of a state actor. So what is the “too far” in the question supposed to mean? It can only be that “24” is engaged in fear-mongering, and that is as stupid a charge as can be made.

Would the BBC have been going “too far” if in 1937 it had broadcast a radio drama depicting life in a Hitler-authorized death camp where hundreds of thousands of Jews were being executed in gas chambers, one of a string of such camps springing up across Europe?

Would a Paris newspaper have been going “too far” if it had run a short story in 1913 supposing trench warfare that would claim millions of casualties?

 Had PBS run a drama proposing a Communist massacre of millions of Cambodians in 1973 or a Rawandan genocide of more than a half million Tutsis twenty years later, would those prophecies have been going “too far?”

update-3.jpg I can’t believe I missed this point. Newsbusters has some quotes:

Olbermann recounted how 24 “featured a mall attack, a would-be suicide bomber on a subway, and a successful suicide bombing on a passenger bus. Not in places where these things have already happened, but in a country called the United States of America. In case you missed the point, the show finished up with a nuclear weapon detonating in a major American city, literally conjuring up the administration’s imagery for the war in Iraq, the good old mushroom cloud.”

Am I reading this properly? Did Olby just claim that there havn’t been any successful suicide bombings in The United States of America? That mall attacks havn’t been thwarted? That subway attacks havn’t been planned? I think it’s becoming more and more clear every day that ole’ Olby lives in fantasy land.

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“Dispatches: Undercover Mosque”

January 15, 2007

The anticipated Channel 4 undercover expose of British Mosques that preach radical Islam is up at Hot Air. This is very important viewing.

Disarm, or Die

January 10, 2007

This is the message the US military should be armed with in Iraq:

Message

The Reconquest of Spain: Cordoba

January 5, 2007

This could be is the beginning of the reconquest of Spain.

Spain’s bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba – once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus – as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe.

Plans include the construction of a half-size replica of Cordoba’s eighth century great mosque, according to the head of Cordoba’s Muslim Association. Funds for the project are being sought from the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and Muslim organisations in Morocco and Egypt.Other big mosques are reportedly planned for Medina Azahara near Cordoba, Seville and Granada.

The bishops of those cities are alarmed at the construction of ostentatious mosques, fearing that the church’s waning influence may be further eclipsed by resurgent Islam financed from abroad. Up to one million Muslims are estimated to live in Spain. Many are drawn by a romantic nostalgia for the lost paradise of Al-Andalus, the caliphate that ruled Spain for more than five centuries.

Last month, Spanish Muslims reasserted their right to pray in Cordoba’s great mosque. The mosque houses within its arches a cathedral built to consolidate Catholic rule after Muslims were expelled from Spain in 1492. Muslims are forbidden to pray in the building.

They cry their little hearts out because they’re not allowed to pray in the Great Mosque of Cordoba yet I seem to remember a little rule stating that non-muslims are not even permitted to step foot in the city of Mecca.

We can expect that after the building of the new mosque (which will undoubtedly be paid for in part by Saudi Salafists), Muslim immigration to the area will dramatically increase and with it will come radical elements. But what does it matter…Spain already surrendered on 3/11/2004.

Enter Dhimmitude Part 2

January 5, 2007

Fighting back at Minniapolis-St. Paul International Airport…

Each month, about 100 people are denied cab service at the airport. Airport officials say that in recent months, the problem of service refusals for religious reasons has grown. About three-quarters of the 900 taxi drivers at the airport are Somali, many of them Muslim.

Drivers would have their airport licenses suspended 30 days for the first offense and revoked for two years after the second offense, according to the proposal.

“Our expectation is that if you’re going to be driving a taxi at the airport, you need to provide service to anybody who wants it,” commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said.

Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport are proposing stiffer penalties – including suspension of an airport taxi license – to Muslim cab drivers who refuse service to passengers toting alcohol or service dogs.

Officials on Wednesday asked the Metropolitan Airport Commission for permission to hold public hearings on a proposal that would suspend the airport licenses of cab drivers who refuse service for reasons other than safety concerns. The penalties would also apply to drivers who refuse a fare because a trip is too short.

It’s a good thing that someone has the backbone to nip this one in the bud, before “Kafir need not apply” signs start sprouting up.

Enter Dhimmitude

January 4, 2007

Tolerance… 

Muslims are demanding a private room to pray at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport, saying there will be problems if they have to share an existing “quiet room” with people of other religions.  

“Where you have Christians and Muslims praying at the same time, it will create a problem,” said Fuad Ali, a Somali leader who spoke at a meeting with airport officials, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.